In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1humorístico(actor)actor extravagantemente histriónico
- 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.
- Bath is a magnet for celebrities, literary sorts and luvvies.
- Other sports must envy the social mix that pétanque attracts, because the game lures people from all walks of life, not just 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.
- As it's near the theatre, luvvies tend to pack in around performances - which sometimes spill into the bar!
- 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.
- Yes indeed, the 2003 Tony's (US Theatre awards) were a wall-to-wall luvvy luv-fest.
- But I suspect he is just a luvvy, like everyone else.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- The luvvies hate me but now people are beginning to see that perhaps I had a point.
- He whispers the word ‘artist’ almost shamefully, with the accent of a theatrical luvvie.
- Bertie was instead to be found living it up with the luvvies at a book bash in the Guinness Storehouse Gravity Bar.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
- Were he to live in Islington and write about metropolitan media luvvies, Greig would be a literary superstar.
2coloquial(as form of address)→ love
- ` Right, luvvie, I'm going to be working till nine.
- I think I need to go and read some poetry, and reassure myself that I am an artist, luvvie.
- I have quite enough for now, luvvy.
- You get the feeling she might call you luvvie at any time.
- "Ok, luvvie," said an English nurse, "this evening it will be Mark, Chapter Two."
- So, you're Australian then, luvvie?
- "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."
- Don't frown at the milk like that, luvvie, you'll sour it.
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