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Talking about a past bf. I say:

He was a rebound to me. Or

He was a rebound for me.

ARe both useable?

Thanks!
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I have never heard 'rebound' used as a noun, but I will give you the benefit of the doubt. The second sentence is the correct grammar.
Mister MicawberI have never heard 'rebound' used as a noun, but I will give you the benefit of the doubt. The second sentence is the correct grammar.
Surely you jest!

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/rebound?s=t
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canadian45Surely you jest!
I seldom jest on the open forums. Your link contains no reference to 'rebound' used as a noun for a previously rejected lover.
The only dictionary that recognizes this use of the noun rebound is the Urban Dictionary:

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 supposed to be at least 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.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=rebound

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I hear the term occasionally. It’s modern slang, I’d say. I think PJ’s sentences are OK, but I would use to instead of for.
Mister Micawbercanadian45Surely you jest!I seldom jest on the open forums. Your link contains no reference to 'rebound' used as a noun for a previously rejected lover.
They are under "Idioms" and the "World English Dictionary" parts of the definition.
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Mister MicawberI have never heard 'rebound' used as a noun
She caught him on the rebound from his divorce.
AlpheccaStarsShe caught him on the rebound from his divorce.
I know, I know already! I meant as a reference to a person. I am not a complete recluse.
You are not alone, Mr M. I had never heard the word used as Precious Jones used it. I am familiar, of course, with on the rebound, but not with rebound as a person.

It's some comfort to know that the only dictionarythat gives this meaning is urbandictionary.com (thanks AG), not exactly a guide to standard usage
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