love·​bird | \ ˈləv-ˌbərd \

Definition of lovebird

: any of various small usually gray or green parrots (especially genus Agapornis of Africa) that show great affection for their mates

Examples of lovebird in a Sentence

I think I'll leave you two lovebirds alone for a while.

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Sara Carter reporting tonight the former FBI lovebirds share a link to an article. Fox News, "George Papadopoulos on what he wants the American people to know," 12 Sep. 2018 Shareif Ziyadat/Getty Images Looks like longtime lovebirds Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin may have just made their relationship officially official., "Did Justin Bieber & Hailey Baldwin Just Make It Instagram Official...Again?," 24 June 2018 Now, the lovebirds are selling their New York City apartment(s) for the most important reason: to find a place with plenty of room for their blended family. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "Jennifer Lopez And Alex Rodriguez Are Selling Their New York City Home For $17.5 Million," 11 Jan. 2019 And for whatever reason, the very same week that Chopra and Jonas got engaged, the two lovebirds apparently paid their royal friends Meghan Markle and Prince Harry a completely-on-the-DL visit. Samantha Leach, Glamour, "Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas Secretly Visited Prince Harry and Meghan Markle the Same Week They Reportedly Got Engaged," 28 July 2018 The lovebirds were also spotted in the stands at a Toronto Maple Leafs game in Toronto, rocking matching Mr. and Mrs. Bieber jerseys. Isabel Greenberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin Have Reportedly Settled Down in Canada," 27 Nov. 2018 Yoga is a family affair for lovebirds Hilaria and Alec Baldwin, who have been seen practicing their chair poses alongside their two young children at the beach. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "11 Celebrity Couples Who Make Working Out Together Look Good," 10 Aug. 2018 After their fashionable night out, the lovebirds both took to Instagram to celebrate making it red carpet official. Andrea Park, Glamour, "Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas Just Made Their Red Carpet Debut as a Couple," 3 Oct. 2018 Everyone's favorite lovebirds have a super cute moment where Jamie gives Claire a medical kit and gets romantic, but then things things take a turn for the inevitable. Mehera Bonner, Harper's BAZAAR, "Claire and Jamie Find Trouble in America in Outlander's Dramatic Premiere Episode," 5 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of lovebird

1595, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of lovebird

: a small usually gray or green bird that is a type of parrot
informal + humorous : people who are lovers : people who have a romantic relationship

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