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The word actually comes from a mispronunciation French l'oeuf, meaning egg, since a 0 looks like an egg and love is a score of zero.

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What is the word for the score 0 in tennis?

Love


What is the score love-mean in tennis?

The word love in tennis is a corresponding call in scoring of it and the meaning of love in tennis is 0.


Why is zero called love in tennis?

It is commonly believed that a score of zero in tennis is called love because of a mispronunciation of the French word L'oeuf. L'oeuf means egg in French and is sometimes used as slang for zero.


What word is used to describe no score in tennis?

"Love" in tennis means, zero. "15-love" means 15-zero.


The word love in tennis?

In tennis, the word love is used instead of zero. At the begining of each game, the score is love-all or love-love because no one has a point yet.


What does the word love in tennis mean?

It means that there is no score so saying 15-love you would be saying the score is 15 to nothing


What does the score LOVE in tennis mean?

Love means "0" (zero) in tennis. The word "love", itself, one is an Anglicized, misheard, interpretation of the French word "l'oeuf" (pronounced "loff" or "luff"), which means "the egg", as used in the sports term, "goose egg", meaning "nothing".


What is the word for nil in tennis?

In tennis, instad of nil or zero, love is used. At the beginning of each game, when no player has a point yet, the score is love-all or love-love.


What is the french word for tennis?

The French word for Tennis is the same as in English: (le) tennis.


Why do they call a zero love in tennis?

The origins of scores in tennis are thought to have medieval and French roots. "LOVE" may have come from the French word "l'oeuf", which means, egg, symbolising nothing.


What is the french translation for 'Tennis'?

the French use the same word, tennis.


How many tennis points is 'love'?

In tennis, "love" is the same as zero points. L'oeuf is the French word for egg (the shape of which is a bit like a 0). It is said that this is what was called out and over time people thought that the word was love.

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