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1.
When a straight man has a "crush" on another man, not sexual but kind of idolizing him.
Many straight men end up having man crushes on Johnny Depp (I don't blame them).
by Na March 29, 2004
 
2.
A man who has a crush on another man without sexual attraction.
"Hey, Ted. I heard you spent the night over at Dave's."
"Yeah, we played twister and scrabble and watched movies, and spent all night talking, bizzatch."
"Dude, you're 35, acting like you're 12, and you're using his language. You've got a man crush."
by Duke February 16, 2003
 
3.
A strong and extremely complicated positive emotion that a straight male feels towards another male. It is by no means homosexual, although it could possibly involve some degree of sexual attraction. This is not the type of sexual attraction that one would actually pursue; it is merely a complex sort of desire out of "fantasy" that is driven by jealousy and/or great admiration.

A 'man crush' can basically be described as not a homosexual lust, but a human lust.
You know that one football player who's a senior with the perfect skin, the perfect smile, the dark short hair, the soothing voice, the easygoing and fun attitude, and the perfectly tan and fit and muscular body that has all the girls on campus going crazy? I mean, c'mon, what guy DOESN'T have a man crush on him? He's perfect... It's so unfair... LOL
by D S October 25, 2007
 
4.
A man having extreme admiration for another man, as though he wants to be him.

First used by radio personality Greg Henson of Detroit's "Motor City Middays"
"I've got one hell of a man crush on Hugh Hefner. He's made all the right moves."
by Scotty B. April 26, 2006
 
5.
A hetrosexual man admiring another man to an extreme in a non-romantic or sexual way, more having an intense desire to be that other man.
I have the biggest mancrush on Brad Pitt, I wish I could be him.
by anonymous November 24, 2004
 
6.
The highest tier of a man's love for another man, without having any sexual want towards the man.
I have a mancrush on Ryan Dunn for being the man.
by Brodie Bruce January 05, 2005
 
7.
For a man to have a very close platonic friendship and/or admiration for another man.
"Ben Affleck has had a man crush on Matt Damon for a long time."
by Emily Fox June 29, 2005