Definition of béguin
: infatuation the girl has a béguin for you — W. S. Maugham
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Origin and Etymology of 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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