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puppy love

A state of short-lived infatuation or romantic attraction among children or adolescents. Puppy love is starting to bloom among many of my fifth-graders.
See also: love, puppy

puppy love

Fig. mild infatuation; infatuation as in a crush. (Used especially of adolescent relationships.) Is it really love or just puppy love? Look at them together. It may be puppy love, but it looks wonderful.
See also: love, puppy

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]
See also: love, puppy

puppy love

Puppy love is love between children or young people that is not considered to be very serious. They wanted to prove that theirs was more than puppy love.
See also: love, puppy

puppy love

n. mild infatuation; infatuation as in a crush. Look at them together. It may be puppy love, but it looks wonderful.
See also: love, puppy

puppy love

A youthful infatuation, with the implication that it will not last. It is nearly always spoken of disparagingly, as by W. A. Carruthers (A Kentuckian in New York, 1834): “Oh! it is nothing more than puppy love!”
See also: love, puppy

puppy love

A juvenile crush, an infatuation. The phrase refers to an adolescent male's total devotion to the object of his affection by displaying the uncritical ardor of a young dog to its owner. “Mooning over” and “calf eyes” are apt phrases for such an affliction. The 1960s teen singing idol Neil Sedaka had a hit record of a song by that name.
See also: love, puppy
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