: expressing much love or sentimentality
also : mushy
lovey-doveyness noun

Examples of lovey-dovey in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Their records are consistently disco-dancy, with bright synths, two-step beats and catchy, lovey-dovey hooks. Joshua Medintz, The Enquirer, 14 July 2023 Mendes was lovey-dovey on Instagram about him just last week. Morgan Hines, USA TODAY, 11 July 2023 Their boat ride turned into a mini romantic date, as the two got lovey-dovey. Henry Chandonnet, Peoplemag, 4 July 2023 And while cute pet names are often looked upon as too cheesy or nauseatingly lovey-dovey, there is no need to feel any shame in using them to express your affection for your partner. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 7 June 2023 The limits of their relationship and intimacy are pushed to the very edge against the stunning backdrop of Sicily — and also contrasts with their frenemy couple's lovey-dovey exterior. Debby Wolfinsohn, EW.com, 19 Apr. 2023 Not lovey-dovey, but not strained is how Jones described it. David Moore, Dallas News, 27 Mar. 2023 Parents' Night Out Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo are lovey-dovey on the carpet at the Women's Cancer Research Fund's An Unforgettable Evening Benefit Gala 2023 in Beverly Hills on March 16. People Staff, Peoplemag, 18 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1879, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lovey-dovey was in 1879

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“Lovey-dovey.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lovey-dovey. Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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