Lovey-dovey

Lovey-dovey
openly affectionate

Dictionary of Australian slang . 2013.

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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 (song) — Lovey Dovey is the title of a popular American rhythm and blues song originating in the 1950s. The writers were Memphis Curtis and Ahmet Ertegun. Many renditions have been recorded. * The Clovers in 1954 * Clyde McPhatter in 1959 * Buddy Knox in… …   Wikipedia

  • lovey-dovey — adjective Date: 1886 expressing much love or sentimentality; also mushy • lovey doveyness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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

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

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