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lovey-dovey

[ luhv-ee-duhv-ee ]
/ ˈlʌv iˈdʌv i /
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adjective Informal.

amorously affectionate: a lovey-dovey couple.

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Origin of lovey-dovey

1810–20; originally 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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