[ hahrt-throb ]
/ ˈhɑrtˌθrɒb /


a rapid beat or pulsation of the heart.
a passionate or sentimental emotion.


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Origin of heartthrob

First recorded in 1840–50; heart + throb
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British Dictionary definitions for heart-throb



an object of infatuation
a heart beat
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