centerfold

noun cen·ter·fold \ ˈsen-tər-ˌfōld , ˈse-nər- \
|Updated on: 8 Aug 2018

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

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First Known Use of centerfold

1941

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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CENTERFOLD Defined for English Language Learners

centerfold

Definition of centerfold for English Language Learners

  • : 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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