puppy love


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 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 Over the years, puppy love developed into real love and, now, soon-to-be marital bliss in 2020. Karen Pilarski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "She wrote about him in her fifth-grade diary. Now she's marrying him — in a $25,000 wedding they won.," 3 July 2019 This is puppy love and the performers need to look right in those roles. Mike Giuliano, baltimoresun.com, "At Toby's Dinner Theatre in Columbia, the 1950s become timeless in revival of 'Grease'," 21 June 2019 United Airlines passengers aboard flight 3996 were likely feeling no puppy love for the carrier as their March 15 flight from Newark, N.J. to St. Louis was diverted to Akron, Ohio to deplane a dog that had been accidentally loaded onto the aircraft. Janine Puhak, Fox News, "United Airlines flight diverted after dog was loaded on the wrong plane," 17 Mar. 2018 And if that weren't enough, there's also some puppy love coming through on her Twitter hashtags, #TeamEmma and #EmmaMertens. Marisa Lascala, Good Housekeeping, "Terminally Ill Girl in Wisconsin Just Wants Letters From Your Dog," 28 Feb. 2019 There are bouts of puppy love (and more intense crushes), plenty of witty garbles from Sunny, and some Broadway-worthy performances from Harris (the end of episode three might be the grandest of them all). Michaela Bechler, Vogue, "A Series of Unfortunate Events," 29 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of puppy love

1823, in the meaning defined above

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“Puppy love.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/puppy%20love. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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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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