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  • n. My darling, my dear.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (an Irish term of address expressing affection) darling


From Irish mo ‘my’ + cuisle ‘pulse’. (Wiktionary)



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  • Now fairly well known from the movie "Million-Dollar Baby" (2004). Though I've seen it with several different spellings.

    October 18, 2007

  • a mawkish addition, to be sure, but included because one of my grandmothers used to say this when I was growing up. Derived from the Irish 'mo chuisle', it means (literally) my pulse.

    February 20, 2007