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 Friday was another case of market puppy love for Tech after the jobs report appeared to lower the chance of a near-term Fed tapering its monetary stimulus. Jj Kinahan, Forbes, 7 June 2021 Judge Hardy overrules son Andy’s puppy love in the first film in the series. Los Angeles Times, 26 Feb. 2021 Shawn Mendes, the 22-year-old Canadian folk-pop singer with the velour trill, is a bard of puppy love. Robyn Bahr, Billboard, 23 Nov. 2020 But as racy as the video is, fans are under no pretense that the two are in the throes of gay puppy love. Alex Hawgood, New York Times, 24 Oct. 2020 James and his fiancée Alizee Thevenet have had a busy summer full of puppy love — in May, his dog Luna welcomed a litter of six healthy puppies. Stephanie Petit, PEOPLE.com, 12 Aug. 2020 Management for a local Wyndham hotel also fell in puppy love with the rescue dog, offering Stratton and Harris a complimentary stay as their trek began. Fox News, 10 Aug. 2020 To a 15-year-old learning about puppy love, this set was my Bible. Paul Daugherty, Cincinnati.com, 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, 14 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of puppy love

1823, in the meaning defined above

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14 Jun 2021

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“Puppy love.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/puppy%20love. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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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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