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darling

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noun dar·ling \ˈdär-liŋ\

Simple Definition of darling

  • : a person you love very much

  • : a kind and helpful person

  • : someone who is liked very much by a person or group

Full Definition of darling

  1. 1 :  a dearly loved person

  2. 2 :  favorite <a director who is the darling of the critics>

Examples of darling

  1. She was mother's little darling.

  2. <for a while that candidate was the darling of the news media and could do no wrong>



Origin of darling

Middle English derling, from Old English dēorling, from dēore dear


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with darling


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darling

adjective dar·ling

Simple Definition of darling

  • : greatly loved

  • : very pleasing or attractive

Full Definition of darling

  1. 1 :  dearly loved :  favorite

  2. 2 :  very pleasing :  charming

dar·ling·ly play \-liŋ-lē\ adverb
dar·ling·ness noun

Examples of darling

  1. This is my darling daughter, Sara.

  2. That dress is just darling.



15th Century

First Known Use of darling

15th century


Darling

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geographical name Dar·ling \ˈdär-liŋ\

Definition of Darling

  1. river ab 1700 miles (2735 kilometers) SE Australia in Queensland & New South Wales flowing SW into Murray River



Rhymes with darling


DARLING Defined for Kids

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darling

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noun dar·ling \ˈdär-liŋ\

Definition of darling

  1. 1 :  a dearly loved person

  2. 2 :  1favorite <He is the darling of golf fans.>




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darling

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adjective dar·ling

Definition of darling

  1. 1 :  dearly loved <Come here, darling child.>

  2. 2 :  very pleasing :  charming <a darling little house>





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