love·​bird ˈləv-ˌbərd How to pronounce lovebird (audio)
plural lovebirds
: any of various small usually gray or green parrots (especially genus Agapornis of Africa) that show great affection for their mates
lovebirds plural, informal : people who are lovers : people who are in a romantic relationship
The two lovebirds were spotted … boating on the water during the day, before hitting the club at night.Maeve McDermott
Another day, another tiny PDA moment for lovebirds Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.Kayla Keegan

Examples of lovebird in a Sentence

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

First Known Use

1597, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of lovebird was in 1597

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“Lovebird.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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love·​bird ˈləv-ˌbərd How to pronounce lovebird (audio)
: any of various small usually gray or green parrots that are noted for the expression of caring behavior for their mates

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