cen·​ter·​fold | \ ˈsen-tər-ˌfōld How to pronounce centerfold (audio) , ˈse-nər- \

Definition of centerfold

1 : a foldout that is the center spread of a magazine
2 : a picture (as of a nude) on a centerfold also : a model featured in such a picture

Examples of centerfold in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Another of the first sponsors was Coca-Cola, whose ad played a jingle when the centerfold was opened. Chryselle D'silva Dias, The Christian Science Monitor, 1 Mar. 2021 Indeed, those Sidewinder fries, piled high with cheese curds, pulled pork, housemade sauce and creamy slaw — along with an overflowing ladle of cheese sauce — would make a fine centerfold for Gluttony Illustrated. Amy Drew Thompson,, 26 Feb. 2021 In 1974, High Times published its first marijuana centerfold in its Fall issue, only the second edition ever of the groundbreaking magazine covering all things cannabis. A.j. Herrington, Forbes, 25 Feb. 2021 There was a memorable centerfold: a photograph of Neumann with his arms outstretched like Jesus, amid a blizzard of confetti. Charles Duhigg, The New Yorker, 23 Nov. 2020 Later, Herz splices centerfolds and glamour shots into scenes of workaday grime. Jeremy Lybarger, The New York Review of Books, 20 Apr. 2020 Wonder Woman,’’ and became the first centerfold for Playgirl magazine, died Tuesday. Lynn Elber,, 17 Mar. 2020 This place bristles with manly Canadian bric-a-brac, stuffed fish, mounted deer and moose heads, old advertisements, beer bottles, Playboy centerfolds, painted seascapes. Sylvia Poggioli, The New York Review of Books, 29 Mar. 2020 Nelson was part of a color centerfold portrait series that featured the faces of citizens of Alexandria. Dawn Mitchell, Indianapolis Star, 15 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of centerfold

1941, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Centerfold.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners 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


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