variants or less commonly light-of-love
plural light-o'-loves also lights-of-love

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1586, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of light-o'-love was circa 1586

Dictionary Entries Near light-o'-love

Cite this Entry

“Light-o'-love.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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