noun (plural luvvies)British • informal
- 1often • derogatory An actor or actress, especially one who is particularly effusive or affected: everyone is singing his praises—from the luvvies at Cannes to various political figures in the USMore example sentences
- If you're a fan of the theatre, don't mind luvvies being luvvies and enjoy an elongated version of a Sunday night period melodrama, with an abundance of tomfoolery, then this should tickle your fancy.
- Of course, the on-stage luvvies and their well-heeled fans who populate the grand city centre theatres won't be going near the place.
- He whispers the word ‘artist’ almost shamefully, with the accent of a theatrical luvvie.
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- Their sheer chutzpah turned what should have been a local story into an international media phenomenon - and sparked a Hollywood film starring the cream of British luvviedom.
- But it's not all luvviedom: Treacy's humble roots ensure the bedrooms are admirably down-to-earth too.
- From the bench of bishops to the diplomatic establishment to luvviedom, they express their disillusion.
More definitions of luvvieDefinition of luvvie in:
- The US English dictionary