cen·​ter·​fold ˈsen-tər-ˌfōld How to pronounce centerfold (audio)
: a foldout that is the center spread of a magazine
: 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 From some untrodden, internal place, a visceral memory stirred, of holding up the page with Felicity pictured vertically in the centerfold, the midsection of her floral everyday dress dimpled by the magazine’s staples. Lizzie Feidelson, The New Yorker, 17 Nov. 2023 The show also has some objects that are not from your movies but were inspirations, like an issue of Hustler from 1977 with a scratch-and-sniff centerfold. Michael Schulman, The New Yorker, 17 Sep. 2023 Finally, the issue included the inaugural edition of the High Times centerfold, which lovingly depicted, sometimes in gauzy close-ups, rare and notable drug specimens. Sean Howe, Rolling Stone, 26 Aug. 2023 Another ‘80s icon through and through, Puma’s low-profile soccer kicks captured the footwear essence of back in the days when aerobatics were cool: versatile for training, everyday style, and magazine centerfold shoots. Men's Health, 28 Mar. 2023 Think of assorted voluptuous, sleeping Venuses by Titian or Giorgione, languorous nudes that are like some exquisite Renaissance Playboy centerfold designed for the private gratification of an inevitably male patron. Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times, 10 Mar. 2023 His impeccable songwriting was centerfold, highlighting introspective themes about finding love after love (of course), nomadic lives, magic and rock ‘n’ roll. Isabela Raygoza, Billboard, 23 Feb. 2023 Now 73, Pastorini has survived godforsaken offensive lines, hydroplanes, dragsters, five marriages, two bankruptcies, a DWI, drug and alcohol issues and a Playgirl centerfold. Dallas News, 27 July 2022 Its sleek puffers and plaid overshirts are always ready for the centerfold, and its sweaters or cardigans in classic cable knits or ribbed patterns feel sophisticated without doing too much. Maverick Li, Men's Health, 29 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1941, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of centerfold was in 1941

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“Centerfold.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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