béguin

noun
bé·guin | \ bā-gaⁿ \
plural -s

Definition of béguin 

: infatuation the girl has a béguin for you —W. S. Maugham

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History and Etymology for béguin

French, literally, hood of a beguine (influenced in meaning by s' embéguiner to become infatuated, from béguin hood), from Middle French, from béguine

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