puppy love

puppy love

noun
temporary infatuation of a boy or girl for another person.
Also called calf love.
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puppy love
 
n
another term for calf love

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puppy love definition


  1. n.
    mild infatuation; infatuation as in a crush. : Look at them together. It may be puppy love, but it looks wonderful.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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puppy love

Also, calf love. Adolescent love or infatuation, especially one that is not expected to last, as in Beth is besotted with him, but we think it's just puppy love, or He's got a bad case of calf love. [First half of 1800s]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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