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Love that you give in order to get something from someone. Like cats. They love you for what's in your cupboard.
I suspected all along it was just cupboard love, and what she really liked about him was his car.
by ACG February 16, 2007
Pretended love to the cook, or any other person, for the sake of a meal.
Cupboard Love:

Husband: "Honey I love you so much -- what's for dinner?"
by RubberDucky451 April 17, 2010