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noun

a personal attachment that appears to be motivated by love but in fact stems from the hope of gain.

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Origin of cupboard love

First recorded in 1750–60

OTHER WORDS FROM cupboard love

cupboard lover, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for cupboard love

cupboard love

noun

a show of love inspired only by some selfish or greedy motive
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