love affair

love affair
   a short-term sexual relationship
   A debasement of the original meaning, a courtship between two unmarried persons.
   Now used even for a single act of extramarital copulation:
    Do you want me to drop in for a short love affair? (I. Murdoch, 1978)

How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. . 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Love Affair — may refer to:*An affair * Love Affair (1939 film), starring Irene Dunne and Charles Boyer * Love Affair (1994 film), featuring Annette Bening and Warren Beatty *Love Affair (band), a London band formed in 1966 * Love Affair (Amii Stewart album},… …   Wikipedia

  • Love Affair — puede referirse a: Love Affair (película de 1939), protagonizada por Irene Dunne y Charles Boyer. Love Affair (película de 1994), con Annette Bening y Warren Beatty. The Love Affair (banda), una banda londinense formada en 1966. Little Love… …   Wikipedia Español

  • love affair — love affairs 1) N COUNT: oft N with/between n A love affair is a romantic and usually sexual relationship between two people who love each other but who are not married or living together. ...a stressful love affair with a married man. Syn:… …   English dictionary

  • love affair — love af.fair n 1.) a romantic sexual relationship, usually between two people who are not married to each other →↑affair 2.) a strong enjoyment of something love affair with ▪ America s love affair with the automobile …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • love affair — love af,fair noun count 1. ) a romantic sexual relationship, especially one between people who are not married to each other 2. ) a strong interest in something or liking for something: love affair with: This latest scandal marked the end of the… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • love affair — /lovafˈfɛr, ingl. ˈlʌvəf0ə(r)/ [loc. ingl., propr. «relazione (affair) d amore (love)»] loc. sost. m. inv. relazione, storia, love story (ingl.) …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • love affair — love′ affair n. 1) a romantic relationship or episode between lovers 2) an active enthusiasm: my love affair with sailing[/ex] …   From formal English to slang

  • love affair — [n] sexual relationship outside of marriage adultery, affair, amour, devotion, extracurricular activity*, flirtation, intrigue, liaison, love, ménage à trois, passion, romance, thing, triangle; concepts 375,388 …   New thesaurus

  • love affair — ► NOUN 1) a romantic or sexual relationship, especially outside marriage. 2) an intense enthusiasm for something …   English terms dictionary

  • love affair — n. 1. an amorous or romantic relationship or episode between two people not married to each other 2. an intense or eager interest in something …   English World dictionary

  • love affair — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms love affair : singular love affair plural love affairs 1) a romantic sexual relationship, especially one between people who are not married to each other 2) a strong interest in something or liking for… …   English dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.