lovebird

See also: love bird and love-bird

EnglishEdit

 
Peach-faced Lovebirds of the genus Agapornis

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EtymologyEdit

From love +‎ bird.

NounEdit

lovebird (plural lovebirds)

  1. Any small parrot from one of the nine species within the genus Agapornis. Sometimes they are kept as cage birds and are noted for their affection towards each other.
  2. (figuratively, usually in the plural) One of the members of an openly affectionate couple.
    • 1999, “The One with the Girl Who Hits Joey”, in Friends, season 5, episode 15, spoken by Joey Tribbiani (Matt LeBlanc):
      Okay, all right, whew! What do you say we all clear out of here and let these two lovebirds get back down to business?

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  • Japanese: ラブバード (rabubādo)

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VerbEdit

lovebird (third-person singular simple present lovebirds, present participle lovebirding, simple past and past participle lovebirded)

  1. (intransitive) To express romantic affection openly.
    Synonym: bill and coo

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