Origin of lovey-doveylove + -y + dove + -y
The definition of lovey-dovey is very affectionate.
An example of a lovey-dovey person is a woman who constantly hugs and kisses her boyfriend.
Expressing affection in an extravagantly sentimental way; mushy.
- This is the kind of lovey-dovey spew you'll get out of any owner of Nintendogs.
- It says that you care but isn't too lovey-dovey.
- Lovey-dovey next to her sat husband Joseph.
- As in, there are the two of you being lovey-dovey and happy, and me hanging out by the bushes.