lovey-dovey

[ luhv-ee-duhv-ee ]
/ ˈlʌv iˈdʌv i /

adjective Informal.

amorously affectionate: a lovey-dovey couple.

Nearby words

  1. loves park,
  2. lovesick,
  3. lovesome,
  4. lovestruck,
  5. lovey,
  6. loving,
  7. loving cup,
  8. loving-kindness,
  9. lovingest,
  10. lovingly

Origin of lovey-dovey

1810–20; orig. affectionate term of address; see love, dove1, -ey2

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British Dictionary definitions for lovey-dovey

lovey-dovey

adjective

making an excessive or ostentatious display of affection
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