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lovey

[ luhv-ee ]
/ ˈlʌv i /
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noun Chiefly British Informal.

sweetheart; dear: used as a term of endearment.

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Origin of lovey

First recorded in 1725–35; love + -ey2
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British Dictionary definitions for lovey

lovey
/ (ˈlʌvɪ) /

noun

British informal another word for love (def. 11)
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