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

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And of course, Karate Kid‘s Ralph Macchio in all his glory is the centerfold. Sydney Bucksbaum,, "The best '80s pop culture references in Stranger Things season 3," 6 July 2019 All right, tonight's episode, a slimy lawyer secretly tapes his client referring to hush money paid to a centerfold who had consensual relations with a rich dude who later became our president. Fox News, "Greg Gutfeld: As Trump disproves naysayers, they cling to tapes," 28 July 2018 The New Yorker on Friday detailed a former Playboy centerfold’s claim of a relationship with Trump and reported that the publisher of the National Enquirer had paid the model $150,000 to buy the rights to her story. Josh Dawsey, Washington Post, "Trump lashes out over Russia probe in angry and error-laden tweetstorm," 18 Feb. 2018 Playboy is going to have to get creative to prove a site that linked to a third-party post containing more than 700 photos of centerfolds is liable for copyright infringement, after a California federal judge dismissed its lawsuit. Ashley Cullins, The Hollywood Reporter, "Judge Tosses Playboy's Lawsuit Over Links to Centerfold Photos," 14 Feb. 2018 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

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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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