coitus

noun
co·​i·​tus | \ ˈkō-ə-təs How to pronounce coitus (audio) , kō-ˈē-, ˈkȯi-təs How to pronounce coitus (audio) \

Definition of coitus

: physical union of male and female genitalia accompanied by rhythmic movements : sexual intercourse sense 1 — compare orgasm

Other Words from coitus

coital \ ˈkō-​ə-​tᵊl How to pronounce coitus (audio) , kō-​ˈē-​ , ˈkȯi-​tᵊl How to pronounce coitus (audio) \ adjective
coitally \ ˈkō-​ə-​tə-​lē How to pronounce coitus (audio) , kō-​ˈē-​ , ˈkȯi-​tə-​ \ adverb

Examples of coitus in a Sentence

the act of coitus is the natural method by which conception occurs
Recent Examples on the Web Maybe that’s the binary nature of digital thought, ones and zeroes, coitus and cuddles. Sam Lipsyte, Harper’s Magazine , 27 Apr. 2022 The intriguing gender discourse opened up by this bizarre encounter is stopped short when, mid-coitus in a cheap hotel room, news of a nearby terrorist explosion flashes across the TV screen. Guy Lodge, Variety, 10 Feb. 2022 But the distance quickly narrows and then disappears as moments of inter-guest coitus and hand-to-hand combat overrule the abstract principles of pathogen avoidance. New York Times, 27 Oct. 2021 This woman saw Jessie’s suck it and recognizes the exuberance inherent in low-stakes coitus. Maggie Fremont, Vulture, 20 July 2021 Joining these two together in unholy coitus will have dire consequences on the rest of the Seven, and The Boys, and just everyone involved with the final three episodes of season 2. Rachel Paige, refinery29.com, 18 Sep. 2020 The two seem to have a post-coitus glow, which means all of our Falice dreams have finally come true. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, 29 Aug. 2018 The death occurs in the wee hours of the post-coitus morning. Rebecca Farley, refinery29.com, 8 May 2018 The two seem to have a post-coitus glow, which means all of our Falice dreams have finally come true. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, 29 Aug. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of coitus

1845, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for coitus

borrowed from Latin, "meeting, encounter, act of sexual intercourse," from coi-, variant stem of coīre "to come together, meet, have sexual intercourse" + -tus, suffix of verbal action — more at coition

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Last Updated

8 May 2022

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“Coitus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coitus. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for coitus

coitus

noun
co·​itus | \ ˈkō-ət-əs How to pronounce coitus (audio) , kō-ˈēt- How to pronounce coitus (audio) \

Medical Definition of coitus

: physical union of male and female genitalia accompanied by rhythmic movements : sexual intercourse sense 1 — compare orgasm entry 1

Other Words from coitus

coital \ -​ət-​ᵊl How to pronounce coitus (audio) , -​ˈēt-​ How to pronounce coitus (audio) \ adjective
coitally \ -​ᵊl-​ē How to pronounce coitus (audio) \ adverb

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