Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
someone or something that causes heartbreak
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- One that causes sorrow, grief, or disappointment: “one young and chaste, the other a dissolute heartbreaker of 48; one prim, the other passionate” (Ellen McGarrahan).
- Sports & Games A narrow or last-minute defeat.