cen·​ter·​fold | \ˈsen-tər-ˌfōld, 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

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One involves Jomama hilariously fighting Tamika over Prince’s body (as pictured on a centerfold poster) back in 1979; another is about the singer’s Aunt Cleotha and her trusty shotgun. Elisabeth Vincentelli, New York Times, "Review: In ‘Black Light,’ an Alter Ego Takes Over, and She Is One Diva," 27 Feb. 2018 But among some of the boys in my sixth-grade class, cutouts of magazine centerfolds were circulating the sun-baked blacktop in an unvirtuous circle. Mike Kerrigan, WSJ, "A Centerfold and a Lesson From Mom," 10 May 2018 Police would not confirm the woman’s identity to PEOPLE, but multiple media outlets, including the New York Post and NBC News 4, reported that the deceased was former November 1992 Playboy centerfold Stephanie Adams. Jeff Truesdell,, "Former Playboy Centerfold Jumps from N.Y.C. Building to Her Death with 7-Year-Old Son: Reports," 18 May 2018 The former Playboy centerfold who fell to her death from a New York City hotel on Friday along with her 7-year-old son pushed the boy from the building first before leaping herself, police confirm to PEOPLE. Char Adams,, "Ex-Playboy Centerfold Pushed 7-Year-Old Son from Hotel Before Jumping Herself: Police," 23 May 2018 After checking into a New York City hotel suite on Thursday, former Playboy centerfold Stephanie Adams jumped to her death on Friday morning, ending her life and that of her 7-year-old son, Vincent. Britni Danielle,, "Former Playboy Model Jumps To Her Death With 7-Year-Old Son," 21 May 2018 Davidson and Cohen were also in communication about a third agreement involving former Playboy centerfold Karen McDougal, who was represented by Davidson at the time. Anchorage Daily News, "GOP fundraiser steps down after payoff to pregnant Playboy model is revealed," 13 Apr. 2018 Davidson and Cohen were also in communication about a third agreement involving former Playboy centerfold Karen McDougal., "GOP official resigns after report Trump's lawyer negotiated $1.6 million payment to Playboy model," 13 Apr. 2018 Davidson and Cohen were also in communication about a third agreement involving former Playboy centerfold Karen McDougal., "Trump lawyer negotiated $1.6 million settlement for GOP donor with Playboy model," 13 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of centerfold

1941, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of centerfold was in 1941

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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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