Definition of luvvie in English:

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luvvie

Pronunciation: /ˈlʌvi/
(also luvvy)

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 US
More 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.
2 (as a form of address) variant spelling of lovey. right, luvvie, I’m going to be working till nine
More example sentences
  • I think I need to go and read some poetry, and reassure myself that I am an artist, luvvie.
  • I have quite enough for now, luvvy.
  • You get the feeling she might call you luvvie at any time.

Derivatives

luvviedom

noun
Example sentences
  • 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.

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