head rush

noun

plural head rushes
informal : a sudden lightheaded or dizzy feeling
Instead, Mom sticks her head in. "You have a guest," she says, beaming. I sit up so quickly I get a head rush.Wendy Mass
also : a sudden feeling of intense pleasure or euphoria
You've got a head rush you're so excited and started drafting your acceptance speech for the trophy ceremony … Sara Musgrove

Word History

First Known Use

1977, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of head rush was in 1977

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“Head rush.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/head%20rush. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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