The period of time immediately after a relationship between a couple is terminated, during which either of the people in the former couple begins a new relationship with someone else.
Bobby : Hey man, did you hear? Anne broke up with Jeremy?

Jim : Yeah, I know. But I hear that Cathy's already on his case .. she asked him to help her go shopping for frozen sushi balls last night.

Bobby : Cool! Looks like she's trying to catch him on the rebound!
by zxulo November 18, 2006
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A second hand slap done immediately after a high five to increase the importance of the gesture.
Guy 1: Hi Five!
Guy 2: And on the rebound!
by AfroButler November 9, 2006
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A man/woman who gets in a relationship with another person that 2 friends of the man/woman have already been with in the past few months.
-Hey! Did you hear Brandon is going out with Carrie?
-Really? It's only been a few months when Carrie was going out with Ethan and Kevin
-Yea Brandon's a Rebound Rebound
by Mini Yeets July 7, 2015
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second best, just some person you use to get over the person you just broke up with. they'll never be enough but they can be an okay distraction.
she doesn't matter, she's just a rebound
by mimijolea November 11, 2013
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Getting into a relationship with/hooking up with someone you generally dont care about much simply because you have recently broken up with someone and you are in the process of getting over them and want to have someone to fill the gap until your next meaningful relationship
Me: its officially over between me and gary

Friend: do you still want to go to the party

Me: fuck yeah, im on the rebound now. Im going to get with some guys
by June 2, 2014
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To use someone to get over your ex, even though you still have feelings for them.
Girl 1: Have you heard? Amanda is dating John even thought she recently broke up with Jake!
Girl 2: I think Amanda is using John as a rebound.
by MachoTaco August 3, 2014
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Going from one relationship to the next right away to avoid the pain of a breakup.
I just broke up with my g/f, and today I met my boyfriend! Hes awesome.
by James Chanley January 24, 2004
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