head rush

plural head rushes

Definition of head rush

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

First Known Use of head rush

1977, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about head rush

Time Traveler for head rush

Time Traveler

The first known use of head rush was in 1977

See more words from the same year

Statistics for head rush

Cite this Entry

“Head rush.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/head%20rush. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

Comments on head rush

What made you want to look up head rush? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Original Meanings Quiz

  • rembrandt painting a young scholar and his tutor
  • Which of the following is the earliest known sense of the word awe?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!