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tearjerker

Something, especially a work such as book or film, that evokes such a strong emotional reaction that it literally makes one cry. Sometimes hyphenated as "tear-jerker." The book tells the story of a boy searching for his real family, and it's a tearjerker from start to finish. I don't normally cry at movies, but that ending was a tear-jerker! Her graduation speech was a real tearjerker.

jerker

1. n. a drunkard; an alcoholic. (Because of visible shaking.) Some of the jerkers have the DTs.
2. n. a heavy user of cocaine. (Drugs. Refers to tremors and nervous activity caused by too much cocaine.) The jerkers who need immediate treatment are sent from ER up to detox.
3. n. a male who masturbates habitually. (Usually objectionable.) He’s s jerker. He doesn’t need women.

tear-jerker

(ˈtɪrdʒɚkɚ)
n. a very sad story or film. I don’t care to read a steady diet of tear-jerkers.
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However, if you're feeling down in the dumps, this could push you over the edge as that ending is a real tear jerker.
On Twitter, one fan described the song as "a tear jerker".
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Often dubbed the "Godfather of British country music", Hank Wangford and his compadre Brad Breath - aka Andy Roberts of Plainsong, The Scaffold, Pink Floyd, Cat Stevens, Kirsty MacColl and The Bonzos - are promising a "honky-tonkin' emotional rollercoaster with heartbreakers, tear jerkers and toe tappers" on Sunday, May 8, at 7.30pm in Saltburn Community Theatre, tickets PS15.
And while the knee jerkers are screaming that the state cannot be allowed to dictate how many children people have, it should be pointed out IDS isn't saying that.