Definition of vocative in English:
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1A word in the vocative case.
- Women tend to use such words as adorable, cute, lovely, sweet in describing people and objects and such vocatives as my dear, darling, sweetie.
- There's also the question of which adjectives can be used as nicknames, like ‘Slim’, ‘Red’, and so on - these can of course also be used as vocatives.
- He begins with the vocative attributed to Aristotle by Montaigne and others: ‘O my friends, there are no friends!’
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