come-hith·​er (ˌ)kəm-ˈhi-t͟hər How to pronounce come-hither (audio)
often attributive
: a tempting often sexual invitation
that come-hither look in your eyes

Examples of come-hither in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His models — the women who staffed his stores, whom Flannery was charged with finding — posed with come-hither brashness in tube socks with varsity stripes, zip-up hoodies over too-tight and too-short lamé track shorts, and spaghetti-strap skater dresses. Rachel Tashjian, Washington Post, 2 Aug. 2023 Bulgari's Magnifying Vanilla can be worn alone or layered atop other scents to endow them with a come-hither sweetness. April Long, Town & Country, 26 July 2023 Their mutual attraction preoccupies them both (lots of come-hither texting goes on, while Rachel’s in faculty meetings) and things develop nicely. Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune, 28 Apr. 2023 Turkey hunters mimic a hen’s come-hither yelp. Bill Kearney, Sun Sentinel, 20 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1835, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of come-hither was in 1835

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Cite this Entry

“Come-hither.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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