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Slang

crush

This page is about the slang term crush

Meaning

a strong feeling of love or infatuation for someone

For example

  • Ashley has a crush on this cute boy in her English class and she spends all day thinking about him, though she's never spoken to him.

  • Dr. Richards was a good-looking man, so he was used to young nurses developing crushes on him.

Note:
This word usually refers to the sort of intense but short-lived infatuation young people can feel for someone like a pop star, a teacher, or someone they know who's very good-looking.

Quick Quiz

Young girls easily form crushes. They find it easy to

a. feel depressed

b. fall in love

c. get into fights

Slang of the Day

Contributor: Matt Errey