girl crush

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girl crush (plural girl crushes)

  1. (informal) A strong but usually nonsexual fondness experienced by one woman or girl for another.
    • 2004, Caroline Knapp, The Merry Recluse: A Life in Essays, Counterpoint (2004), →ISBN, 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.
    • 2006, Emily Giffin, Baby Proof, St. Martin's Press (2006), →ISBN, 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.”
    • 2010, Jill Murray, Rhythm and Blues, Doubleday Canada (2010), →ISBN, page 141:
      “Last week you hated her, and this week you're making her mixtapes? You totally have a girl crush!"
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:girl crush.


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