heartthrob
noun Date: 1839 1. the throb of a heart 2. a. sentimental emotion ; passion b. sweetheart; also a usually renowned man (as an entertainer) noted for his sex appeal <
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  • heartthrob — 1839, from HEART (Cf. heart) + THROB (Cf. throb). Of persons who inspire romantic feelings, from 1928 …   Etymology dictionary

  • heartthrob — [härt′thräb΄] n. 1. the heartbeat ☆ 2. Slang a) tender or mawkish emotion usually used in pl. b) a sweetheart …   English World dictionary

  • Heartthrob — Infobox Television episode Title = Heartthrob Series = Angel Caption = {Caption|} Season = 3 Episode = 01 Airdate = September 24, 2001 Production = 3ADH Writer = David Greenwalt Director = David Greenwalt Guests = Julie Benz (Darla) Andy Hallett… …   Wikipedia

  • heartthrob — /hahrt throb /, n. 1. a rapid beat or pulsation of the heart. 2. a passionate or sentimental emotion. 3. sweetheart. [1840 50; HEART + THROB] * * * …   Universalium

  • heartthrob — noun a) A heartbeat b) The object of one’s desires or infatuation; a sweetheart …   Wiktionary

  • heartthrob — Synonyms and related words: affect, affection, arrhythmia, beat, beating, beloved, darling, drumming, emotion, emotional charge, emotional shade, experience, feeling, feeling tone, flame, flutter, foreboding, gut reaction, heartbeat, honey,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • heartthrob — (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. sweetheart, honey (see love) …   English dictionary for students

  • heartthrob — heart|throb [ˈha:tθrɔb US ˈha:rtθra:b] n a famous actor, singer etc who is very attractive to women …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • heartthrob — n. beat of a heart; sentimental feeling; lover, sweetheart …   English contemporary dictionary

  • heartthrob — noun (C) a famous actor, singer etc who is very attractive to women: teenage heartthrobs Take That …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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