- a pathetic story, play, movie, or the like; an excessively sentimental tale.
Origin of tearjerker
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Examples from the Web for tearjerker
As Bichir put it, his tearjerker role is just the sort that actors “die” for.Demian Bichir Nominated for Best Actor Oscar – Who Is He?
Melissa Leon, Anna Klassen
January 25, 2012