lovey-dovey
adjective Date: 1886 expressing much love or sentimentality; also mushylovey-doveyness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • lovey-dovey — lovey dov|ey [ˌlʌvi ˈdʌvi] adj informal behaviour that is lovey dovey is too romantic ▪ a lovey dovey phone call …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • lovey-dovey — ► ADJECTIVE informal ▪ very affectionate or romantic …   English terms dictionary

  • lovey-dovey — [luv′ē duv′ē] adj. [ LOVE + Y2 + DOVE + Y2] Slang very affectionate, amorous, or sentimental …   English World dictionary

  • lovey-dovey — [[t]lʌ̱vi dʌ̱vi[/t]] ADJ GRADED (disapproval) You can use lovey dovey to describe, in a humorous or slightly disapproving way, lovers who show their affection for each other very openly. [INFORMAL] All my friends were either lovey dovey couples… …   English dictionary

  • lovey-dovey — adjective informal behaviour that is lovey dovey is too romantic; sentimental: Josh went all lovey dovey when I said I was pregnant …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • lovey-dovey — /luv ee duv ee/, adj. Informal. amorously affectionate: a lovey dovey couple. [1810 20; orig. affectionate term of address; see LOVE, DOVE1, EY2] * * * …   Universalium

  • lovey-dovey — adjective affectionate in a rather mushy or over sentimental fashion …   Wiktionary

  • Lovey-dovey — openly affectionate …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • lovey-dovey — Australian Slang openly affectionate …   English dialects glossary

  • lovey-dovey — lov|ey dov|ey [ ,lʌvi dʌvi ] adjective INFORMAL very romantic, especially in public and in a way that other people think is silly and embarrassing …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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