Definitions

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  • noun An aloof or emotionally reserved person.

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

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  • noun an aloof unemotional person

Etymologies

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First used by Shakespeare in The Winter's Tale.

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