love spoon


: a wooden spoon often with double bowl formerly carved by a Welsh suitor as an engagement gift for his promised bride

Word History


translation of Welsh llwy serch

First Known Use

1891, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of love spoon was in 1891

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“Love spoon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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