puppy love

noun

Definition of puppy love

: transitory love or affection felt by a child or adolescent

Examples of puppy love in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To a 15-year-old learning about puppy love, this set was my Bible. Paul Daugherty, Cincinnati.com, "Doc's Morning Line: Let's not portray the Bengals as benevolent in the Dalton situation," 4 May 2020 Disney released a new photo Tuesday of the animal couple in puppy love on the fall issue of Disney Twenty-Three magazine. Georgia Slater, PEOPLE.com, "Disney Gives Sneak Peek of Live-Action Lady and the Tramp with New Adorable Photo," 14 Aug. 2019 Now, Wynn is set up in the social workers office and on-call for staffers who need some puppy love to relieve stress. Amanda Jackson, CNN, "A therapy dog brings comfort to ER doctors on the frontlines," 26 Mar. 2020 There are multiple sites with others looking for puppy love. Rosemary Donahue, Allure, "Lex Is the Lesbian and Queer Dating App That Puts Language First," 24 Feb. 2020 Disney is releasing a live-action remake of Lady and the Tramp — the 1955 film all about true puppy love. Kelli Bender, PEOPLE.com, "First Look: See the Canine Cast Starring in the Live-Action Lady and the Tramp Remake," 8 Aug. 2019 So yeah, puppy love was an undiscovered emotion to me. BostonGlobe.com, "I grew up deathly afraid of dogs. I had my reasons. Dogs were fond of biting me. Like I need another reason?," 24 Oct. 2019 Monte's on-screen puppy love will be a Cocker Spaniel starring as Lady and voiced by Tessa Thompson. Fox News, "'Lady and the Tramp' remake casts shelter dog in lead role," 21 Aug. 2019 That, for me, is praise for a work of art that’s as close to puppy love as this grizzled, jaded old WASP will ever feel. Brian T. Allen, National Review, "Dog Days of Summer? Visit the New Museum of the Dog," 24 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of puppy love

1823, in the meaning defined above

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3 Jun 2020

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“Puppy love.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/puppy%20love. Accessed 5 Jun. 2020.

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puppy love

noun

English Language Learners Definition of puppy love

: romantic love that is felt by a child or teenager and that is not considered by adults to be real love

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