I was looking in the Merriam Webster dictionary for the word "Macushla" and I found this entry:
Definition of macushla Irish : DARLING —used usually as a noun of address
What does address mean in this context?
is this the correct definition for this particular example? address noun 6. the use of a name or title in speaking or writing to a person: forms of address.(source:thefreedictionary)
does this essentially mean that the word "address" means: an act of addressing someone or calling someone by one's name?(I was drawing on the definition of the verb address below when making this conclusion)
- To call (a person to whom one is speaking) by a particular name or term: Address the judge as "Your Honor."(source:thefreedictionary)