Unclear. Bliss and Dolan suggest a conflation of dear, as in "oh dear" or "the Dear Lord", and deer, by analogy with the conflation in Irish of Fiadha "God" and fiadh "deer".
"the-dear-knows." YourDictionary, n.d. Web. 11 November 2018. <https://www.yourdictionary.com/the-dear-knows>.
the-dear-knows. (n.d.). Retrieved November 11th, 2018, from https://www.yourdictionary.com/the-dear-knows
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