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heartthrob

[hahrt-throb] /ˈhɑrtˌθrɒb/
noun
1.
a rapid beat or pulsation of the heart.
2.
a passionate or sentimental emotion.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; heart + throb
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British Dictionary definitions for heart-throb

heart-throb

noun
1.
an object of infatuation
2.
a heart beat
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Slang definitions & phrases for heart-throb

heartthrob

noun

One's deeply beloved: Who's your heartthrob this week? (1920s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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