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heart-throb

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Definition of heart-throb in English:

noun

informal
A man, typically a celebrity, whose good looks excite romantic feelings in women: he’s the heart-throb thousands of schoolgirls want to date
More example sentences
  • In his imagination, he is a Hollywood film star and romantic heart-throb, in reality he's a pathetic third rate cabaret act.
  • ‘And now at seventeen, I'm a heart-throb, sex symbol, and plastered all over every girl's wall,’ Osamu said with disgust.
  • The 20-year-old actress is thrilled to be starring alongside the English heart-throb, whose rough and ready look is perfect for the country squire..
Synonyms
idol, pin-up, popular figure, darling, star, superstar, hero, heroine
informal dreamboat

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