lovey-dovey

adjective
\ ˌlə-vē-ˈdə-vē How to pronounce lovey-dovey (audio) \

Definition of lovey-dovey

: expressing much love or sentimentality also : mushy

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lovey-doveyness \ ˌlə-​vē-​ˈdə-​vē-​nəs How to pronounce lovey-dovey (audio) \ 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lovey-dovey. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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lovey-dovey

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of lovey-dovey

informal : showing a lot of love or affection

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