#EngVocab: Terms of Endearment

Hi, fellas! What’s up?

Seems like only yesterday we celebrated New Year… And now, we’re in February.


LearnerG ‏@always_I_Learn 

@englishtips4u Not even science can make the time stop for a second. Happy february :)


But some of you might have been looking forward to this month because of the Valentine’s Day <3

So, let’s start off this month by talking about something related to the 14th and, of course, love. We’re discussing terms of endearment.

Terms of endearment are used to address somebody who is special or whom we’re fond of. Instead of using the said person’s first name, terms of endearment are used to show extra affection so the person realizes how special he/she is for us. #EngVocab

Do you often use terms of endearment, fellas? Or perhaps you have a pet name for your loved ones? :))

We have been familiar with baby, babe, my love, darling, sweetie, sweetheart, honey, my dear, my lady, baby boy, and baby girl. #EngVocab

In today’s #EngVocab, we’re going to discuss other terms of endearment.

‘Cutie pie’ is used to address someone charming, cute, or adorable. #EngVocab

Remember this legendary duet, fellas? In 2004, Usher and Alicia Keys teamed up in a song titled ‘My Boo’. #EngVocab

Usher - Alicia Keys

My boo means my girlfriend or my boyfriend, and has similar ringing to my baby. #EngVocab

Wifey, hubby, bestie, boyfie, but not girlfie, are cuter versions of wife, husband, best friend, and boyfriend. #EngVocab


True :D #EngVocab

Orbanrone Amal @orbanrone

@EnglishTips4U These days we have “shawty” and “shnookums”. Time sure has changed. Lol. There are probably more but I can’t think of them.


‘Pumpkin’ and ‘cupcake’ are used to address somebody who is small and cute. #EngVocab

‘Sugar’ or ‘sugarplum’ is used for somebody (duh) sweet. #EngVocab

Sweeney Todd to Mrs Lovett: Have charity towards the world, my pet… #EngVocab

Sweeney Todd

‘My pet’ here has similar meaning to my love or my dear. So, the meaning of the word ‘pet’ isn’t limited to animals we look after. #EngVocab

All right, fellas! I guess that’s all for today’s #EngVocab. Do you have any plans to use any of the terms of endearment we discussed? :D


Yep, this one is quite popular, too. Before anyone/anything else #EngVocab

Anggun depari @anggundepari

@EnglishTips4U what about “bae” ?


Thank you for joining today’s session! Don’t forget to check the recap in our website, http://www.englishtips4u.com , along with other topics.


Compiled by @alicesaraswati for @EnglishTips4U on Monday, 1 February, 2016.


One response to “#EngVocab: Terms of Endearment

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