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from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Informal An aloof person.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A heartless individual; a person lacking empathy and emotion.
  • n. A sexual partner who, during copulation, lacks vigor or emotional reciprocity.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an aloof unemotional person


First used by Shakespeare in The Winter's Tale. (Wiktionary)


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