Definition of luvvie in English:


(also luvvy)


  • 1derogatory 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’
    • ‘We went to Joe Allen for dinner (theatre luvvies hangout) and then to Drury Lane to see The Producers.’
    • ‘When you consider he works in an industry known for its excess of pretentious luvvies and supercilious fashion junkies, his down-to-earth nature is surprising.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘But I suspect he is just a luvvy, like everyone else.’
    • ‘Bath is a magnet for celebrities, literary sorts and luvvies.’
    • ‘But I do find the above poem to be quite appropriate, being a bit of a theatre luvvie, temperamental writer and general drama queen myself.’
    • ‘Were he to live in Islington and write about metropolitan media luvvies, Greig would be a literary superstar.’
    • ‘As it's near the theatre, luvvies tend to pack in around performances - which sometimes spill into the bar!’
    • ‘A university drama department full of luvvies was hardly a challenging environment, and neither is the BBC (God bless Auntie, and all who sail in her).’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Other sports must envy the social mix that pétanque attracts, because the game lures people from all walks of life, not just luvvies.’
    • ‘As might be expected in the age of New Labour, the image of the 21 st-century Dome as a citadel of shampoo and long legs has its attractions for luvvies and policymakers.’
    • ‘The luvvies hate me but now people are beginning to see that perhaps I had a point.’
    • ‘It's hard to imagine anybody less like a media luvvie than Burt, though a series of dramas worthy of television has led Burt to one of the toughest jobs in British broadcasting.’
    • ‘Bertie was instead to be found living it up with the luvvies at a book bash in the Guinness Storehouse Gravity Bar.’
    • ‘That's the message from the arts world, and Downing Street must judge whether it's just a few jumpy luvvies or the revealing response of people whose job is to anticipate and satisfy the public's mood.’
    • ‘Great to see he stayed close to his roots and didn't make the transition to Chelsea to hobnob with the celebrities, luvvies and Tory adulterers.’
    • ‘Yes indeed, the 2003 Tony's (US Theatre awards) were a wall-to-wall luvvy luv-fest.’
    • ‘He whispers the word ‘artist’ almost shamefully, with the accent of a theatrical luvvie.’
    actor, actress, film actor, film actress, leading man, leading woman, leading lady, lead, principal, performer, starlet
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    ‘right, luvvie, I'm going to be working till nine’
    (as a form of address) variant spelling of lovey
    • ‘` Right, luvvie, I'm going to be working till nine.’
    • ‘You get the feeling she might call you luvvie at any time.’
    • ‘"Simon, luvvie," he says in a gentle and most understanding voice, "don't worry, we've got all day to do this; it doesn't matter how many takes we need."’
    • ‘So, you're Australian then, luvvie?’
    • ‘I have quite enough for now, luvvy.’
    • ‘Don't frown at the milk like that, luvvie, you'll sour it.’
    • ‘"Ok, luvvie," said an English nurse, "this evening it will be Mark, Chapter Two."’
    • ‘I think I need to go and read some poetry, and reassure myself that I am an artist, luvvie.’