Definition of luvvie in English:


(also luvvy)


derogatory, informal
  • 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’
    • ‘Bath is a magnet for celebrities, literary sorts and luvvies.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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).’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He whispers the word ‘artist’ almost shamefully, with the accent of a theatrical luvvie.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Other sports must envy the social mix that pétanque attracts, because the game lures people from all walks of life, not just luvvies.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Were he to live in Islington and write about metropolitan media luvvies, Greig would be a literary superstar.’
    • ‘The luvvies hate me but now people are beginning to see that perhaps I had a point.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘As it's near the theatre, luvvies tend to pack in around performances - which sometimes spill into the bar!’
    • ‘Yes indeed, the 2003 Tony's (US Theatre awards) were a wall-to-wall luvvy luv-fest.’
    • ‘Bertie was instead to be found living it up with the luvvies at a book bash in the Guinness Storehouse Gravity Bar.’
    • ‘But I suspect he is just a luvvy, like everyone else.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘We went to Joe Allen for dinner (theatre luvvies hangout) and then to Drury Lane to see The Producers.’
    • ‘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.’
    actor, actress, film actor, film actress, leading man, leading woman, leading lady, lead, principal, performer, starlet
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