lovey-dovey

adjective
\ ˌlə-vē-ˈdə-vē \

Definition of lovey-dovey 

: expressing much love or sentimentality also : mushy

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lovey-doveyness \ˌlə-vē-ˈdə-vē-nəs \ noun

First Known Use of lovey-dovey

1879, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lovey-dovey was in 1879

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lovey-dovey

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of lovey-dovey

: showing a lot of love or affection

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