heartling

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From heart +‎ -ling.

NounEdit

heartling (plural heartlings)

  1. A term of endearment, similar to darling.
    • 1909, James Oppenheim, Monday morning:
      HOME IN THE STORM HEART, find in my heart, home — The wild rain is on the roof, Heart, heart, my heartling, come, For the bright stars stand aloof, And the night is smashed and torn And the wind howls down the wall, []
    • 2010, Sandra Hill, The Reluctant Viking:
      Kissing the top of her head, he whispered tenderly, “We are well-matched, heartling. Do you not agree?” “Heartling. I like that.”

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