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love game

noun Tennis.
  1. a game in which one's opponent fails to win a point.
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Origin of love game

First recorded in 1825–35
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Historical Examples

  • 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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