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heartbreaker

[hahrt-brey-ker] /ˈhɑrtˌbreɪ kər/
noun
1.
a person, event, or thing causing heartbreak.
Origin
1655-1665
1655-65; heartbreak + -er1
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  • The last two kilometers were uphill, the final heartbreaker, the no-mercy stretch.
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British Dictionary definitions for heartbreaker

heartbreaker

/ˈhɑːtˌbreɪkə/
noun
1.
a person or thing that causes intense sadness or disappointment
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Word Origin and History for heartbreaker
n.

1660s, originally "a fetching lock of hair;" of persons, from 1863; agent noun from heartbreak.

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