- sweetheart; dear: used as a term of endearment.
Origin of lovey
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Examples from the Web for lovey
There wa'n't nobody else; the world was all Reuben 'n' all Lovey to them.
Babies are common enough to most folks, but Lovey was diff'rent.
"Me and Bart having written our names, lovey," put in Deborah.The Opal Serpent
I ought to know, my own lovey pet, that we can trust you in everything.Cradock Nowell, Vol. 1 (of 3)
Richard Doddridge Blackmore
Lovey, Auntie doesn't like to see you wearing a pin like that!Saturday's Child
- British informal another word for love (def. 11)
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Word Origin and History for lovey
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