lovey-doveyness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

lovey-dovey +‎ -ness

Noun[edit]

lovey-doveyness (uncountable)

  1. The state of being lovey-dovey; excessive sentimentality.

Notes[edit]

The term was first used in 1920s; earliest use is traced back to the writings of D. H. Lawrence (1885–1930).