Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A little love; a beloved or lovable being.

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  • noun A beloved little one; darling; a beloved or lovable thing.

Etymologies

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From love +‎ -ling. Compare German Liebling ("darling").

Examples

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  • Valentine's Weekend Snowstorm; New England Could See Blizzard Conditions

    www.weather.com, Feb. 12, 2015.

    In this, the season of love and snow,

    How pay the double dues I owe?

    What better, my loveling,

    Than heartfelt shoveling

    To soothe the sting of Cupid's bow?

    February 14, 2015