The word habibi (feminine form: habibti) in Arabic means “my love”. There are many ways this word can be used. Here are the main two.
1. It can be used as a word of endearment: Commonly used between lovers, family members, and friends. It is used to show love and care. An example: “Kef halak habibi, wahshtni.” (How are you, habibi? I’ve missed you.)
2. Quite ironically, it can be used in the heat of anger so not to be rude and to contain oneself. An example: “La ya habibi, wallahi ma asawi! Int el mushkillah msh ana.. Yoooh, Allah ysabrni!” (in other words: No habibi, wallahi I will not do it! You’re the problem, not me… Ughhh, May Allah give me patience!)
I love this word because you can literally make it conform to any situation. Arabic is a very versatile language in general.