- of or for people seeking counseling or companionship to bring love or romance into their lives: a lonely-hearts column in the newspaper.
Origin of lonely-hearts
First recorded in 1930–35
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- (often capitals) of or for people who wish to meet a congenial companion or marriage partnera lonely hearts advertisement
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