Green’s Dictionary of Slang

crush n.2

1. a romantic or sexual interest in someone, occas. the person itself [one’s emotions ‘crush’ their object].

[US]I.M. Rittenhouse Maud (1939) 338: Wintie is weeping because her crush is gone.
[US]Sun (N.Y.) 11 Apr. n.p.: A distinctly woman’s collegiate word is ‘crush.’ expressing a relationship between two girls hard to define. One girl, generally an underclassman, and usually a freshman, becomes much attached to another girl, ordinarily an upper-class girl.
[US]J. London Valley of the Moon (1914) I 17: ‘Watch out for him, Saxon,’ Mary warned facetiously. ‘He’s liable to get a crush on you.’.
[US]F.S. Fitzgerald This Side of Paradise in Bodley Head Scott Fitzgerald III (1960) 22: You got a crush on Froggy Parker. I guess everybody knows that.
[US](con. 1900s–10s) Dos Passos 42nd Parallel in USA (1966) 70: I’ll be meeting all the girls I had crushes on.
[UK]E. Glyn Flirt and Flapper 53: Flirt: What is a heavy? Flapper: He’s the boy you’ve got a temporary crush on.
[US]N. Algren Man with the Golden Arm 140: I think he got a crush on Girlie.
[US]G. Metalious Peyton Place (1959) 223: One fourteen-year-old who developed a crush on me.
[Aus]R.S. Close With Hooves of Brass 87: ‘I suppose it’s the mischief in Eddie that gives Joey such a crush on him’.
[US]J. Rechy Numbers (1968) 204: Hustling, Johnny would have spotted the man [...] as an easy mark — the kind who gets an instant crush.
[UK]P. Theroux Picture Palace 268: Shame on you. I think you got a crush on him.
[US]C. White Life and Times of Little Richard 22: Many of the boys would have crushes on other boys as friends, but mine was the whole thing.
[US]G. Sikes 8 Ball Chicks (1998) 33: She admitted she once had a crush on a boy in her gang.
[US]G. Tate Midnight Lightning 59: ‘Hendrix,’ she gushes, ‘was my first crush.’.
[UK]Jade LB Keisha the Sket (2021) 35: he alwayz had a bit of a crush on me.
[US]NY Rev. Books 9-22 Dec. 12/2: He was watching a girl he had a crush on.
[US]J. Jackson Pineapple Street 20: Georgiana had [. . .] an enormous, goofy, childlike, and mortifying crush. His name was Brady .

2. (lesbian) the vagina.

[US]Maledicta VI:1+2 (Summer/Winter) 131: Vagina [...] Crack, cunt, crush, quiff, quim.

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