heart·​throb | \ ˈhärt-ˌthräb How to pronounce heartthrob (audio) \

Definition of heartthrob

1 : the throb of a heart
2a : sentimental emotion : passion
b : sweetheart also : a usually renowned man (such as an entertainer) noted for his sex appeal teen heartthrobs

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Vogueworld Forever Heartthrob Colin Farrell Is Polished in a Suit and Sneakers Iconic noughties heartthrob Colin Farrell has just resurfaced on the streets. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Forever Heartthrob Colin Farrell Is Polished in a Suit and Sneakers," 26 Mar. 2019 Maybe the ex babysits so mama can have a date night with her butch heartthrob. Lily Burana, Marie Claire, "Where Are Our Queer Rom-Coms?," 15 Feb. 2019 Oh yeah, and in case any of you forgot, Donny was a total teenage heartthrob back in the '70s. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "We're 100% Convinced That Donny Osmond Is the Peacock on 'The Masked Singer'," 21 Feb. 2019 Then there was actor Vincent Cassel, who proved to be a salt-and-pepper heartthrob in an unbuttoned safari look. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "The Best Fashion Instagrams of the Week: Sarah Paulson Wears Fiery Prada, Rowan Blanchard Is a Chic “Loofah,” and More," 12 Jan. 2019 When This Is Us heartthrob Justin Hartley married actress Chrishell Stause on October 28, 2017, the ceremony was held at Malibu's Calamigos Ranch on the fourth anniversary of their first date. Samantha Drake, Country Living, "How 'This is Us' Star Justin Hartley Found Love With Wife Chrishell Stause Following His Divorce," 16 Sep. 2018 Noah recently chatted with [Buzzfeed](https://www.buzzfeed.com/jenniferabidor/noah-centineo-is-the-netflix-teen-rom-com-heartthrob-of?utm_term=.nhBxx5J1P#.xtKLLDPgJ about everything currently going on in his life and career right now. Kara Nesvig, Teen Vogue, ""The Kissing Booth" Could Have Starred Noah Centineo from "To All the Boys I've Loved Before"," 3 Aug. 2018 That's right, megastar and crooning heartthrob Shawn Mendes is on the market and could possibly date YOU. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Guys, Shawn Mendes Is Totally Down to Date a Fan," 20 Aug. 2018 But perhaps most exciting of all is the fact that ER heartthrob Noah Wyle has just been cast in the show. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "The First The Romanoffs Trailer Reveals the Anthology's Star-Studded Cast and Release Date," 29 July 2018

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First Known Use of heartthrob

1796, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of heartthrob was in 1796

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English Language Learners Definition of heartthrob

: an attractive and usually famous man

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