Posted by James Briggs on December 28, 2003
In Reply to: Lord love a duck posted by Is there andy particular dictionary of rhyming slang that I should use. I am new at this but have a lot of old phrases used in my life. on December 28, 2003
: : : Lord love a duck. Anyone know where this quote originated?
: : Origin? I don't know, but it was very common in the London East End of my boyhood in the 1930s. A dictionary of rhyming slang may give a clue.
A link to an on-line dictionary is below, but it doesn't mention 'luv a duckl'.
'Duck' has been a term for a lover, sweet heart since the 16C. I guess this is a likely origin.