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 hannie.st June 2, 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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hooking up with someone shortly after being dumped (by someone else) so that you still feel wanted.
I know she's on rebound, but that's the third guy she's hooked up with this week!
by Rasputin December 17, 2004
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the kind of relationship that's simply happening in order to get over one that recently ended
Mandy is in rebound; she's only dating James to get over her ex-boyfriend.
by thesuspiciouspenguin November 9, 2007
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gettin a new b/f or g/f just after a relationship has ended.
my friend broke up with her b/f nick which he then went on the rebound
by fucking bitch October 15, 2007
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someone you pretend to be happy with to get your ex jealous; meghan
Kevin and Christina broke up and he wasted no time in finding a rebound.
by duhK July 10, 2008
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