Lovey-dovey

Idiom

Lovey-dovey

Definition

Used to describe a close, affectionate relationship between two people.

Examples

They’ve been lovey-dovey since the day they met.

My parents are so lovey-dovey, they always kiss each other goodbye.

Origin

Derived from the phrase ‘lovey-dovey’, which was originally used in the 1700s to describe a romantic couple, and is believed to refer to a pair of doves, which are known to be affectionate birds.