pet\ name

n. phr.
A special or abbreviated name indicating affection.

He never calls his wife her real name, "Elizabeth," but only such pet names as "honey," "honey bunch," "sweetheart," and "sugar."


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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