English citations of girl crush
Noun: "(informal) a strong but usually nonsexual fondness experienced by one female for another"
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- 2004, Caroline Knapp, The Merry Recluse: A Life in Essays, Counterpoint (2004), ISBN 9781582433141, page 16:
- S. is a woman. I don't want to sleep with her — S. and I are both unambiguously heterosexual and my feelings for her are decidedly nonphysical — but I have a major crush on her all the same. This is a girl crush, big time.
- 2005, Aisha Tyler, Swerve: Reckless Observations of a Postmodern Girl, Plume (2005), ISBN 9780452286320, page 54:
- We admire Missy and J.Lo and Jill Scott and Natalie Maines and Macy Gray and Beyonce (I also have to admit that I have a bit of a girl crush on English TV cook Nigella Lawson, who is like a Botticelli painting in an apron, always licking whipped cream or custard off spoons and fingers).
- 2006, Emily Giffin, Baby Proof, St. Martin's Press (2006), ISBN 9780312348656, page 181:
- “You look awesome,” she says, beaming. “Somewhat conservative and understated but with loads of style. If Tucker comes, she's going to be insanely jealous. I mean, she might even develop a girl crush.”
- 2008, Valerie Frankel, Fringe Benefits, NAL Jam (2008), ISBN 9780451224965, unnumbered page:
- Eli had said I had a girl crush on Stella.
- 2009, Sarra Manning, Unsticky, Corgi (2012), ISBN 9780552167765, page 30:
- Grace didn't normally go in for girl crushes but she'd had an out-of-control pash on for Lily because Lily was the stuff of dreams.
- 2010, Jill Murray, Rhythm and Blues, Doubleday Canada (2010), ISBN 9780385664912, page 141:
- “Last week you hated her, and this week you're making her mixtapes? You totally have a girl crush!"
- 2010, Shannan Rouss, Easy for You, Simon & Schuster (2010), ISBN 9781439148358, page 16:
- Jane Eyre, she has said, is her girl crush, the woman she'd fuck if she fucked women.
- 2012, Lisa Clark, Sassy: The Go-For-It Girl's Guide to Becoming Mistress of Your Destiny, Sassy Books (2012), ISBN 9781846945205, page 100:
- I have a li'l bit of a girl crush on her, mainly because she takes to the stage in a sparkly bra and corset combo, and shakes her frilly knicker-ed behind with her gorgeous Art in Motion galpals.
- 2012, Kim Izzo, The Jane Austen Marriage Manual, HarperCollins (2012), ISBN 9781443407236, unnumbered page:
- But my revelation seemed to make us instant best friends, which was fine by me; I needed one, and if my girl crush on Fawn was reciprocated, even better.
- 2013, Eve Ensler, In the Body of the World, Random House (2013), ISBN 9780345813244, unnumbered page:
- I was that girl who ran away after my father found me on the phone with Beth Post, my girl crush, the most beautiful blond girl (also a theme throughout my life).