An Irishman might call his wife his mavourneen.
The definition of mavourneen is an Irish term meaning my darling.
An example of mavourneen is how an Irish man would refer to his wife.
Irish my darling
Origin of mavourneenIrish mo muirn?n
Origin of mavourneenIrish Gaelic mo mhuirnín : mo, my (from Old Irish; see me-1 in Indo-European roots) + muirnín, darling, diminutive of muirn, delight (from Old Irish, tumult, revels).