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lovebug

[ luhv-buhg ]

noun

  1. a small, dark fly ( Plecia nearctica ), found in the southeastern United States and parts of Central America, commonly seen in swarms during its mating season.
  2. a person or animal who is particularly affectionate, lovable, or beloved (used as a term of endearment, often for pets):

    If you prefer to spend evenings snuggling on the couch with a dog, this mellow, shy-but-sweet lovebug could be your perfect companion.

    Thankfully my daughter, my little lovebug, was born healthy.



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Word History and Origins

Origin of lovebug1

First recorded in 1905–10 lovebug fordef 1, and in 1935–40 lovebug fordef 2; love ( def ) + bug 1( def )

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