heartthrob

noun
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

Examples of heartthrob in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Not only that, but Leonardo DiCaprio was courted to play teenage heartthrob Max Dennison, but turned it down to appear in What's Eating Gilbert Grape instead. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, 9 June 2022 Regé-Jean Page, the heartthrob of Bridgerton season 1, is taken. ELLE, 1 Sep. 2021 For the People)is the actor behind Simon Basset, Duke of Hastings—a childhood friend of Anthony Bridgerton's and the heartthrob of the first season. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, 25 Mar. 2022 Actor Austin Butler is playing the talented heartthrob in the biopic Elvis, which is directed by Baz Luhrmann. Sam Sussman, Vogue, 24 Apr. 2022 Want more deets on the heartthrob who's all over the internet? Jasmine Washington, Seventeen, 1 Apr. 2022 The teen heartthrob fits with the Marcoses’ goal of deepening their family’s celebrity status. Washington Post, 22 Feb. 2022 Skarsgård has been considered a heartthrob for years, ever since his star-making performance as hot-headed vampire Eric Northman on HBO's True Blood. Dan Heching, PEOPLE.com, 21 Apr. 2022 No longer dismissed as a former boy-band lightweight, ex-One Direction heartthrob Styles has become an arena-filling solo act with a 2021 Grammy Award vocal win for Best Pop Solo Performance to his credit. George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of heartthrob

1796, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Last Updated

13 Jun 2022

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“Heartthrob.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heartthrob. Accessed 24 Jun. 2022.

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