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 Both Seals and Crofts were public supporters of the Bahá'í Faith, which Seals told PEOPLE was akin to puppy love. Rachel Desantis, PEOPLE.com, 8 June 2022 Songs reminiscent of shopping malls, puppy love and neighborhood bike rides define its synth-pop sound, alongside a supernatural score composed by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein. Danielle Pascual, Billboard, 11 Mar. 2022 This year's visit also included some puppy love between Gellar and Blair's service dog Scout after the multiple sclerosis advocate and her furry companion finished their training last month. Glenn Garner, PEOPLE.com, 29 Jan. 2022 We were accused of puppy love, infatuation, and naiveté, as if these traits were cardinal sins. T Kira Madden, refinery29.com, 3 Aug. 2021 We were accused of puppy love, infatuation, and naiveté, as if these traits were cardinal sins. T Kira Madden, refinery29.com, 3 Aug. 2021 Steven is a devout Mormon, and Alina has no clue what that is, but these two are obviously in puppy love. Ashley Ray-harris, Vulture, 31 Aug. 2021 Actor Ryan Reynolds adopted his dog Baxter from a shelter and it's been puppy love ever since. Chloe Melas, CNN, 26 Aug. 2021 We were accused of puppy love, infatuation, and naiveté, as if these traits were cardinal sins. T Kira Madden, refinery29.com, 3 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of puppy love

1823, in the meaning defined above

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26 Jun 2022

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“Puppy love.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/puppy%20love. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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