Definition of endearment
1 : a word or an act (such as a caress) expressing affection
2 : the act or process of endearing
Examples of endearment in a Sentence
two lovers whispering endearments to each other
Recent Examples of endearment from the Web
Vogue Femme is all about fluidity and imitating the movements of femqueens, a term of endearment used to identify trans women in the scene.
Cooper said Porter-Kelly and his friends used the N-word as a term of endearment and didn’t mean it in a hateful way.
That’s the term of endearment President Trump has given to some of the undocumented population.
First, there was a health issue, since resolved, involving his younger son, Ace (who was named after Palmer’s term of endearment for Saunders); that prompted Saunders to drop out of the Web.com Tour playoffs to return home.
From insults to terms of endearment, Shakespeare turned to the animal kingdom to get his point across.
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First Known Use of endearment
ENDEARMENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of endearment for English Language Learners
: a word or phrase that shows love or affection
ENDEARMENT Defined for Kids
Definition of endearment for Students
: a word or an act that shows love or affection
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