calf-love

noun

ˈkaf-ˌləv How to pronounce calf-love (audio)
ˈkäf-,
 dialectal also  ˈkāf-

Word History

First Known Use

1788, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of calf-love was in 1788

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“Calf-love.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/calf-love. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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