cased, participial adjective

Forms:
Also kysed.
Origin:
English, Show more Adaptation of general English case an infatuation, a love-affair (cf. U.S. slang to have a case on to be infatuated with). The spelling kysed results from a misconception that the word is Afrikaans in origin.
obsolescent, slang
In the language of schoolchildren: to be cased, to be going steady (with someone).
1958 D.A. Stewart in Pietersburg Eng. Medium School Mag. 72Though now I know the ways of girls, I have not found my taste. The one I loved is in my mind But she, alas, is cased.
1963 A.M. Louw 20 Days 32‘All the girls in my class are cased,’ said Ingrid. ‘They say I am a square, that’s why the boys don’t ask me.’
1970 K. Nicol Informant, DurbanJohn and Jane are kysed (going steady).
1977 C. Hope in S. Gray Theatre Two (1981) 43Jimmie (he has taken out his comb and begins to groom his hair): I’m not chaffing you. Tell me. I wanna ask you. You cased or anything? Going steady?
In the language of schoolchildren: to be cased, to be going steady (with someone).

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