hearts-and-flowers

noun plural but singular or plural in construction

: show of sentiment or sentimentality : cloying expressions of endearment
cut out the hearts-and-flowersMaritta Wolff
I can't stand hearts-and-flowers stuffMary Miller

Word History

First Known Use

1915, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hearts-and-flowers was in 1915

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“Hearts-and-flowers.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hearts-and-flowers. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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