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darling (noun) – 1. A dearly beloved person.
2. One that is greatly liked or preferred; a favourite.

(adj) – 1. Dearly beloved.
2. Regarded with special favour; favourite.
3. (Informal) Charming or amusing.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : The origins of darling can be found in the very heart of the English language, and examples of its use are found in Old English writings from the 9th century. The Old English d?orling was formed by attaching the Old English suffix -ling (“one associated with or marked by a specified quality”) with the adjective d?ore, the ancestor of our adjective dear (“regarded very affectionately or fondly,” “highly valued or esteemed,” “beloved”). English speakers appear to have developed a fondness for darling and have held on to it for well over a thousand years now. And though its spelling has changed over time—including variations such as dyrling, derlinge, and dearling—darling has maintained its original sense of “one dearly loved.”