love game


nounTennis.
  1. a game in which one's opponent fails to win a point.

Origin of love game

1
First recorded in 1825–35

Words Nearby love game

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How to use love game in a sentence

  • We had a great fight for the thirteenth, which I fortunately won, and finished the match with a love game.

    Lawn Tennis for Ladies | Mrs. Lambert Chambers
  • The first game had been a love game, meaning that Disbrow had won all the points.

  • And that's why the captain has the inside edge on the love game.

    The Golf Course Mystery | Chester K. Steele
  • love game,” “Slam,” or “Double,”—where the score is five to nothing.

    The Laws of Euchre | H. C. Leeds
  • Drain it not to-night, lest I win a love-game, though we do not play for love!'

    The World's Desire | H. Rider Haggard and Andrew Lang

British Dictionary definitions for love game

love game

noun
  1. tennis a game in which the loser has a score of zero

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