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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Quickly jumping into a new relationship shortly after a breakup to help you move on/ avoid the fact that you still have feelings for you ex.
"He still likes Kelly, he is just using her as a rebound"
by Misunderstoodslang March 6, 2017
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someone who goes to another significant other right after they break up with someone else.
Wow.... Silas is such a rebounder
by Dog liver February 22, 2017
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A rebound is someone who you date/go out with to keep yourself busy and you use him/her to keep your mind off your ex who you still have feelings for.

note: rebounds are suppose to be atleast a bit better in some way to help keep your mind off your ex better.
Girl1- So Moby is your new BF

Girl2- no, he's just my rebound.
by .elleWoods143. November 8, 2010
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When a person uses another person to get over a cycle in a short period of time then drop them like it was nothing
He used her as a rebound when his ex broke his heart
by Rhoana June 3, 2018
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when some one you are in love with has recently broken-up with another and they feel like they need a temp replacement even if you do or you don't know.
you got rebounded by your crush.
by orange monkos January 11, 2019
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If girl/boy is dumped by their boyfriend/girlfriend and is crushed, and then another boy/girl sweeps her/him off her/his feet, she/he becomes the rebound.

*Based off of Basketball: Someone(1) couldn't score, so someone else(2) picked up the rebound(3) to give it a try.
(1): The person doing the dumping.
(2): The person picking up the dumpee.
(3): The person who just got dumped.
Boy 1: "Hey, you're with her now?"
Boy 2: "Yeah, she just got dumped by her boyfriend. So I picked up the rebound."
by P-Noise August 8, 2011
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