noun Date: 15th century 1. a sweetheart chosen or complimented on Valentine's Day 2. a. a gift or greeting sent or given especially to a sweetheart on Valentine's Day; especially a greeting card sent on this day b. something (as a movie or piece of writing) expressing uncritical praise or affection ; tribute

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