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centerfold

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noun cen·ter·fold \ˈsen-tər-ˌfōld, ˈse-nər-\

Simple Definition of centerfold

  • : the pages that face each other in the middle of a magazine or newspaper

  • : a picture of a person (such as a woman who is not wearing clothes) that is in the centerfold of a magazine

  • : a person whose picture is the centerfold of a magazine

Full Definition of centerfold

  1. 1 :  a foldout that is the center spread of a magazine

  2. 2 :  a picture (as of a nude) on a centerfold; also :  a model featured in such a picture

1952

First Known Use of centerfold

1952


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