luvvy

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Etymology[edit]

From a phonetic spelling of love + -y; in the second sense, because this (as a term for darling or sweetheart) is perceived as a common utterance of thespians.

Noun[edit]

luvvy ‎(plural luvvies)

  1. (informal) An affectionate term of address.
    Don't cry luvvy, everything will be OK.
  2. (chiefly Britain, humorous, sometimes derogatory) an actor or actress, especially a narcissistic and pretentious one.

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