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dahling (plural dahlings)

  1. (as a term of address) darling (imitating a posh or pretentious person)
    • 2007 June 27, Alastair Macaulay, “How Could There Be Ballet Before the Swans Learned to Dance?”, in New York Times[1]:
      (She seems to be saying to her son, “But dahling, if you don’t marry one of these dreary girls, all these frightful yobs will think you’re gay.”)