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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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Examples from the web for heartthrob
  • He was übermensch, heartthrob, and political movement rolled into one.
  • The heartthrob obliged his fans and left a warm impression on the folks at the farm as well.
  • He was a stylist on the bicycle and in life, and a huge heartthrob.
  • He was then a little bleary-eyed from being a new father, but also a little wary of the press from being a heartthrob.
  • He was a little bleary-eyed from being a new father but also a little wary of the press from being a heartthrob.
Slang definitions & phrases for heartthrob

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.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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