love nest


: a place (such as an apartment) used for amorous and often illicit rendezvous

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Cohabiting can make or break a relationship and can quickly turn a love nest into a battleground. Megan Buerger, Washington Post, 11 Aug. 2022 With all the notoriety the former couple attracted during their headline-making court case, what better time to put the love nest on the market? Brenda Richardson, Forbes, 10 June 2022 Back in 1993, this pair of red-tailed hawks had the audacity to build their love nest on a 12-floor window ledge. Howard Walker, Robb Report, 25 May 2021 In her fantasy world, which is a little love nest of a New York apartment, Jules tries to focus on Tyler. Ariana Romero,, 25 Jan. 2021 Frescoes in a love nest and the perfect tomb show another side of Raphael. Brian T. Allen, National Review, 19 Sep. 2020 Now police are planning to lay a love nest trap for the ornery bull. Jesse Leavenworth,, 4 Sep. 2020 Green’s Hotel near Mayfair, which became his love nest and forgery den. Paul Brown, Longreads, 10 Aug. 2020 The newly minted Duke and Duchess of Sussex may have slightly delayed their honeymoon, but that hasn't stopped the couple from picking out a love nest. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, 17 May 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1919, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of love nest was in 1919

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“Love nest.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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