Meaning of love-in in English:


Pronunciation /ˈlʌvɪn/


informal, dated
  • A gathering or party at which people are encouraged to express feelings of friendship and physical attraction, associated with the hippies of the 1960s.

    • ‘It was the early seventies, the height of love-ins and hippies.’
    • ‘This week's Labour conference should not be a love-in aimed at demonstrating party unity.’
    • ‘We had had a lot of media interest in our love-in but this is a total shock.’
    • ‘But mostly, as you might expect, this is a joyous love-in.’
    • ‘I am certainly no teenager or 20-something, I missed the 60-s love-ins and protests, I am more of a generation of late 70's, early 80's.’
    wild party, debauch, carousal, carouse, revel, revelry, bacchanalia, bacchanal, saturnalia, Dionysiacs