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Names used for talking to someone in a friendly way - thesaurus

Synonyms

love

noun

British used for talking to your husband, wife, girlfriend etc

darling

noun

spoken used for talking to someone you love

mate

noun

used for talking in a friendly way to someone, especially a man

pet

noun

Britishspoken used for talking to someone in a friendly way

sweetheart

noun

spoken used for talking to someone who you love

sweetie

noun

informal used for talking to someone who you like or love

honey

noun

spoken used for talking to someone who you care about

baby

noun

spoken used for talking to someone you love, especially to someone you are in a romantic relationship with or to your child

bro

noun

spoken used especially by young people for talking in a friendly way to a man or boy

sport

noun

American and Australianinformal used for talking in a friendly way to a boy or man

bruh

noun

very informal an informal way of saying 'brother'

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baba

noun

Indian English used for talking to a friend or a child, especially a man or boy

babe

noun

spoken used for talking to a close friend or someone you love

bhai

noun

Indian English used for talking in a friendly way to a man

bhuti

noun

South African used for talking to a man in a friendly way

brother

noun

Americanspoken used for talking in a friendly way to a man

cheeky monkey

used for telling someone that they are not showing respect, when you are not really angry

cobber

noun

Australianinformal used for talking in a friendly way to someone, especially a man

dear

noun

spoken used for talking to someone you love or are friendly with

dear

adjective

Britishold-fashioned used for speaking to someone in a friendly way or in a way that shows that you think you are better or more important than them

dearest

noun

old-fashioned used for talking to someone you love

dearie

noun

informal old-fashioned used for talking to someone you love or like, or for talking in a friendly way to someone whose name you do not know

duck or ducks

noun

Britishspoken used for talking to someone you like

ducky

noun

Britishold-fashioned used for talking to someone you like

fellow

noun

used for talking to a man in a friendly way

girlfriend

noun

Americaninformal a friendly name that some women use when calling or talking to each other

kiddo

noun

mainly Americanspoken used for talking to a friend

lovey

noun

Britishinformal used for talking to someone who you know very well, especially a woman or child

lucky/lazy/cheeky etc beggar

used in a friendly way for describing or talking to someone you think is lucky, lazy etc

luv

noun

Britishinformal a way of writinglove’, especially when you want to show that someone is using it as a form of address

matey

noun

Britishspoken used by a man for talking in a friendly or threatening way to another man

my

determiner

used when speaking to someone that you love or that you know well

my man

used for addressing a man who you like

old

adjective

informal used for showing that you like someone and care about them

old boy

noun

Britishinformal old-fashioned used by some older men for talking in a friendly way to another man

old fruit

used for talking in a friendly way to a man

old girl

noun

Britishinformal old-fashioned used for talking in a friendly way to a woman or girl

old man

noun

old-fashioned used for talking to a male friend

pardner

noun

Americanspoken used for talking in a friendly way to a man

sister

noun

used by women for referring to a woman who they have strong feelings of loyalty and friendship towards

sugar

noun

mainly Americanspoken used for talking to someone who you like or love

sweet

noun

old-fashioned used for talking to someone you love

thing

noun

spoken a young person or animal that you like. This word is used for saying something nice to them or about them

yaar

noun

Indian Englishinformal used for talking to a friend

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