ETYM Old Eng. derling, deorling, AS. deórling; deóre dear + -ling. Related to Dear, and -ling.
A special loved one; SYN. favorite, favourite, pet, dearie, deary, ducky.
A dear one; lover; sweetheart.
1. A person loved by another person; SYN. sweetie, steady, truelove.
2. Any well-liked individual
3. A very attractive or seductive looking woman