What Does LURVE Mean?

LURVE means "Love." LURVE is a non-standard spelling of the word "love." It is a humorous mispronunciation, the origin of which is widely credited to the 1977 Woody Allen film "Annie Hall," in which Allen's character avoids using the word "love" and retreats into comedy to avoid saying it:

Annie Hall Bridge Scene

Nowadays, LURVE may suggest more or less passion than "ordinary" love, depending on the context. It can also be used sarcastically to indicate strong dislike. For example:
  • Trevor: I love you Jean.
  • Jean: Do you think it is true LURVE? Because, I LURVE you with all my heart.
  • John: I had to wait 2 hours for the hairdresser today.
  • Ted: Wow. I know how much you LURVE to be kept waiting.
LURVE can also be written as LURV and LERVE.

Summary of Key Points

"Love" is the most common definition for LURVE on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Type:Slang Word (Jargon)
1: Easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Image for LURVE

When I write LURVE, I mean this:

meaning of LURVE
LURVE is a humorous way of saying "Love."


An Academic Look at LURVE

LURVE is typically used as a verb (i.e. a doing word). For example:
  • I LURVE you.
  • We LURVE quiet nights in.
  • They LURVE it when we beat them.

Example of LURVE Used in a Text


See Also

LURV (love) <3 (love) LUB (love) LUBB (love) LUH (love) LUV (love) LUFF (friendly love) K3U (I love you)