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one–night stand

noun

Simple Definition of one–night stand

  • : a situation in which you have sex with someone once and you do not continue in a relationship afterwards; also : one of the people involved in this situation

  • : a performance of a play, concert, etc., that is given only once in a particular place

Full Definition of one–night stand

  1. 1 :  a performance (as of a play or concert) given (as by a traveling group of actors or musicians) only once in each of a series of localities

  2. 2 a :  a locality used for one-night stands b :  a stopover for a one-night stand

  3. 3 :  a sexual encounter limited to a single occasion; also :  a partner in such an encounter


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