anti-rape

adjective

an·​ti-rape
ˌan-tē-ˈrāp,
ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-rape (audio)
variants or less commonly antirape
: serving or intended to prevent or discourage rape
anti-rape activists
an antirape movement

Examples of anti-rape in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In June 2017, Choe painted a mural at the Houston Bowery Wall in New York, which would become a target for anti-rape protesters. Alexandra Del Rosario, Los Angeles Times, 19 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1897, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-rape was in 1897

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“Anti-rape.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-rape. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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