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[luhv-ee] /ˈlʌv i/

noun, Chiefly British Informal.
sweetheart; dear: used as a term of endearment.
(Brit, informal) another word for love (sense 11)

affectionate pet name, 1731, from love (n.) + -y (3). Extended form lovey-dovey attested from 1819 (n.), 1847 (adj.).


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