: a gathering of people especially for the expression of their mutual love

Examples of love-in in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web High anxiety set in on the closing day of a summit between European Union and Latin American leaders that was supposed to be a love-in but turned into a diplomatic fracas over the war in Ukraine. Ruf Casert, The Christian Science Monitor, 18 July 2023 But the Women’s College World Series could be the greatest love-in of all sports. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 13 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1967, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of love-in was in 1967

Dictionary Entries Near love-in

Cite this Entry

“Love-in.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/love-in. Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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