plural -s
: infatuation
the girl has a béguin for youW. S. Maugham

Word History


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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“Béguin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/b%C3%A9guin. Accessed 8 Jun. 2023.

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