AskDefine | Define heartthrob

Dictionary Definition

heartthrob n : an object of infatuation

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From heart + throb



  1. A heartbeat
  2. The object of one’s desires or infatuation; a sweetheart
  3. A usually handsome movie star who plays romantic roles

Extensive Definition

A heartthrob was refer to:
  • Heartthrob - a culturally popular term particularly in western society for a top looking man with sex appeal. The term is used regularly in celebrity magazines and programmes to describe those who apparently get female "hearts throbbing".
  • Heartthrob (Angel episode) An episode of the TV series Angel.

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