One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A word expressing familiarity or fondness; = "pet name".
2A favourite or frequently used word, especially one that is deemed to have been used to excess.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in Edward Bulwer-Lytton (1803–1873), writer and politician.
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