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[troo-luhv] /ˈtruˌlʌv/
a sweetheart; a truly loving or loved person.
Origin of truelove
First recorded in 1350-1400, truelove is from the Middle English word trewe love. See true, love Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He turned upon the doorstep, and taking between his fingers the hem of truelove's apron fell to plaiting it.

    Audrey Mary Johnston
  • Jack took all their money and poured it into his truelove's lap.

  • The absence of the hitherto unfailing allowance from truelove Brothers was making itself felt.

  • On Mr. truelove's release, as mentioned above, a testimonial to the amount of £197 16s.

    Annie Besant Annie Besant
  • He sat down upon the bench beside truelove, and taking the hem of her apron began to plait it between his fingers.

    Audrey Mary Johnston
  • “We have had enough of them,” quoted Worshipful Mayor truelove.

    The Three Brides Charlotte M. Yonge
  • "Thy fingers move so slowly that I fear thee is not well," said truelove kindly.

    Audrey Mary Johnston
  • truelove shook her head, and slipped her hand into that of her brother Ephraim.

    Audrey Mary Johnston
  • truelove drew back, her cheeks very pink, and the dimples quite uncertain whether to go or stay.

    Audrey Mary Johnston
  • truelove blushed, then frowned, last of all drew her hand away.

    Audrey Mary Johnston
British Dictionary definitions for truelove


someone truly loved; sweetheart
another name for herb Paris
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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