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 Minx so special slip away, including dismissing Bambi as centerfold coordinator. Abbey White, The Hollywood Reporter, 14 Apr. 2022 In the first episode, sensitive hunk Shane (Taylor Zakhar Perez) stumbles half-naked into the Bottom Dollar offices for an audition and soon becomes Minx magazine's first centerfold. Patrick Ryan, USA TODAY, 21 Mar. 2022 This is most aptly depicted shortly into the first episode, when the Minx team tries to cast their inaugural male centerfold. Katherine Singh,, 17 Mar. 2022 These moonlighting gigs were often a necessary financial fallback because Playboy had structured centerfold compensation in a way that meant full payment could take as long as two years, according to Thom. Lanford Beard,, 28 Feb. 2022 Instead, the capsule contained a centerfold from an 1865 issue of Harper’s Weekly featuring a woman over the 16th president’s coffin. Joseph Pisani, WSJ, 28 Dec. 2021 For 2022, the calendar distributed in restaurants across the country features Gianna Tulio of Boca Raton on the cover and Deeanna Krakowski of Weston as the centerfold. Ben Crandell,, 18 Nov. 2021 His sense of humor was always front and center, including famously posing nude for a centerfold in Hits magazine. Roy Trakin, Variety, 3 Nov. 2021 For decades, the standard test image in the signal processing community was a picture, cropped to a headshot, of Lena Forsen, a Playboy centerfold model in 1972. New York Times, 14 Sep. 2021 See More

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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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“Centerfold.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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