Definitions

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  • n. an actor or actress, especially a narcissistic and pretentious one
  • n. An affectionate term of address

Etymologies

luv +‎ -y (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Known as a New Labour "luvvy", she was appointed by Charles Moore in the expectation that she could provide an insight into the doings of the Blair camp.

    Hartlepool will be pivotal

  • No self-indulgent twaddle, no luvvy duvvy waffle, no tedious explaining what we're looking at, no extraneous family members self-aggrandising and hogging the airtime with totally irrelevant bullshit.

    Update

  • Using his own labels, why need be either a "boffin" or a "luvvy"?

    Carla Buzasi: Sunday Roundup

  • Bo's'n FriedFish A very Happy Birthday to you, luvvy!

    Quick crossword No 12,710

  • Teh kittehs wuz quite luvvy wif eech udder, despyt teh naymez.

    ever feel like the - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • Sylvia Plath once said 'every woman adores a fascist' - and what do you know, the mad old literary luvvy may have had a point.

    Ashes to Ashes ; The Dominant Gene

  • 'Sorry, luvvy, but I'm not quite feeling it with your performance.

    Archive 2009-09-01

  • Anyway, whether you're thrilled about the day after Labor Day or not, there are plenty of cakes to celebrate with: No, sweety-luvvy-kins, spray painting the bus will NOT get you a day off from school.

    The Most Wonderful Time...

  • Also as Martin says the agenda set by the BBC e.g. climate change denial is beyond the pale in their luvvy world.

    LABOUR MELTDOWN SPECIAL

  • If you do you are a guilty as auntie and all her luvvy fluffy staff who think that now the conflict is over on the surface that it has gone away altogether.

    SHLLING FOR KILLERS

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  • Actors, esp. pl. luvvies. British coloquialism, but not slang.

    December 24, 2008