endearment endearment  /ɪn ˈdɪr mənt/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the act of showing affection

Usage(s):

  1. His family didn't have high hopes: his grandmother used to call him bholi, an endearment for a good-natured simpleton.
  2. Lefty isn't exactly a term of endearment.
  3. The four-letter words that normally shock become almost terms of endearment.

News

  1. Things a Carolina Panthers Fan Says

    Like any professional sports team, the Carolina Panthers have their traditions and history that are unique to the team.  Their fans have uttered phrases or used nicknames derived from the players or fellow fans that have caught on and stuck over the years. Carolina fans use these phrases as terms of endearment and to show a sense of pride or to voice their displeasure with the negative aspects ...
    on June 24, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  2. Jeah! We Mapped Out The 4 Basic Aspects Of Being A 'Bro'

    What up, bro? What's good, brah? This is the chant of the bro, an increasingly parodied and often eye-roll-inducing genus of young male. They're called bros mostly because they refer to each other as such so frequently. The usage of "bro" as a term of endearment isn't new, obviously. read more
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Georgia Public Broadcasting

  3. Jeah! We Mapped Out The Four Basic Aspects Of Being A "Bro"

    What up, bro? What's good, brah? This is the chant of the bro, an equally parodied and celebrated genus of young men. (They've been designated "bros" mostly because, well, they say "bro" a whole lot.) The usage of "bro" as a term of endearment isn't new, obviously.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: KERA North Texas

Quotes

  1. "The comedy I like was made by people who really cared about the stories they were telling and the characters they wrote," Apatow says "I love movies like `Say Anything' and `Terms of Endearment,' `Animal House,' `Clerks' - character-driven...
    on Mar 21, 2008 By: Judd Apatow Source: TheNewsTribune.com

  2. "I think that people should get off their high horse and take a reality check," Mr Baldwin told AAP. "I have never seen anything so criminal in all my life. It's part of the Australian vernacular. It's a term of endearment and of mateship."
    on Aug 18, 2005 By: Bob Baldwin Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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