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Origin of lovey-dovey

1810–20; orig. affectionate term of address; see love, dove1, -ey2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Contemporary Examples of lovey-dovey

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

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

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    Their Awful Night


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British Dictionary definitions for lovey-dovey


  1. making an excessive or ostentatious display of affection
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