\ ˈkrau̇d-ˌsərf How to pronounce crowd-surf (audio) \
variants: or crowd surf
crowd-surfed or crowd surfed; crowd-surfing or crowd surfing

Definition of crowd-surf

intransitive verb

: to lie down and be carried over the top of a crowd (as at a rock concert) with one's weight supported by the people in the crowd Lemon lifted her arms, launched herself at the crowd gathered around the stage, and crowd-surfed. As Blue slid down to the stage, Jules launched herself after Lemon.— Jude Watson And I'm passed overhead, hand to hand, crowd surfing toward the door. I'm floating. I'm flying.— Chuck Palahniuk

Other Words from crowd-surf

crowd-surfer or crowd surfer noun, plural crowd-surfers or crowd surfers
This was Woodstock with a giant mosh pit full of colliding bodies and crowd-surfers, roiling and pullulating to the music. The New York Times
crowd-surfing or crowd surfing noun
These days, enjoying the show often means "moshing." That is approximately the sound made in the "pit," the roiling sea of flesh in front of the stage where youngsters hurl themselves against one another. In a variation of that called "crowd surfing," bodies get tossed into the air and are passed overhead, from hand to hand. Members of the audience climb onto the stage and dive off. — Michael J. Ybarra

First Known Use of crowd-surf

1991, in the meaning defined above

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“Crowd-surf.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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