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lonely-hearts

[ lohn-lee-hahrts ]
/ ˈloʊn liˌhɑrts /
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adjective

of or for people seeking counseling or companionship to bring love or romance into their lives: a lonely-hearts column in the newspaper.

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Origin of lonely-hearts

First recorded in 1930–35; probably most closely associated with the novel Miss Lonelyhearts by Nathanael West (1902?-40)
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British Dictionary definitions for lonely-hearts

lonely hearts

adjective

(often capitals) of or for people who wish to meet a congenial companion or marriage partnera lonely hearts advertisement
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