secret admirer


: someone who shows that he or she thinks highly of a person (as by sending flowers) but keeps his or her identity a secret from that person

Examples of secret admirer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Marquette's Shaka Smart has yet to coach against Pitino, but he's been a secret admirer for a long time. Emmett Prosser, Journal Sentinel, 19 Jan. 2024 Watch Eight Crazy Nights on various platforms including Prime Video and Hulu Eight Gifts of Hanukkah In 2021, Hallmark released Eight Gifts of Hanukkah which sees Sara (Inbar Lavi) looking to uncover the secret admirer who sends her eight gifts for each night of the Jewish holiday. Andrea Wurzburger, Peoplemag, 24 Nov. 2023 Tatyana Ali plays the adorably clumsy Jennifer, who moves back home to care for her aging father and starts getting anonymous letters from a secret admirer, Jack (New Girl's Lamorne Morris). Amy MacKelden, ELLE, 23 Nov. 2022

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“Secret admirer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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