Wiktionary:Word of the day/2020/February 14

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Word of the day
for February 14
hypocorism n (linguistics)
  1. (countable) A term of endearment; a hypocoristic, a pet name.
  2. (uncountable) The formation of terms of endearment or pet names.
  3. (uncountable, rare) Baby talk, such as bow-wow for dog and choo-choo for train.

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