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noun Informal.
  1. a pathetic story, play, movie, or the like; an excessively sentimental tale.
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Origin of tearjerker

First recorded in 1930–35; tear1 + jerk1 + -er1
Related formstear·jerk·ing, adjective
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Related Words for tearjerking

weepy, sentimental, romantic, mushy, mawkish, syrupy, gooey, sloppy, cloying, sappy, maudlin, teary, sugary, wet, exotic, whimsical, glamorous, amorous, fascinating, colorful