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lovey

[ luhv-ee ]

noun

, Chiefly British Informal.
  1. sweetheart; dear (used as a term of endearment).


lovey

/ ˈlʌvɪ /

noun

  1. See love
    informal.
    another word for love


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Word History and Origins

Origin of lovey1

First recorded in 1725–35; love + -ey 2

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Example Sentences

The two have been looking extremely lovey-dovey throughout the Olympics, but this is a whole new side of the Royal family.

Now the lovey-dovey Obamas are driving couples everywhere insane.

If she takes him back, all this could be forgotten as soon as their lovey-dovey hit duet drops.

It was four inches deep—lovey this and dovey that till it fairly cloyed one.

But anyhow, we had one coffin for 'em both, and I opened Lovey's arms and laid the baby in 'em.

Lovey used to set by the fire, with a tall candle on the light-stand behind her, and a little white knit cape over her shoulders.

The two roses grow out of one stalk; they'll be Lovey and me, though I'm consid'able more like a potato blossom.

The girls had grouped themselves around in semi-circle, and even Lovey, the waiting messenger, was for the moment forgotten.

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