heartthrob

[ hahrt-throb ]
/ ˈhɑrtˌθrɒb /

noun

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

Origin of heartthrob

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

heart-throb


noun

an object of infatuation
a heart beat
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