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adjective Informal.
  1. amorously affectionate: a lovey-dovey couple.
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Origin of lovey-dovey

1810–20; orig. affectionate term of address; see love, dove1, -ey2
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Related Words for lovey-dovey

avid, zealous, impassioned, vehement, intense, keen, fierce, passionate, fervent, mushy, gooey, sloppy, cloying, sappy, maudlin, teary, sugary, sentimental, weepy, wet

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British Dictionary definitions for lovey-dovey


  1. making an excessive or ostentatious display of affection
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