couplement

noun

cou·​ple·​ment ˈkə-pəl-mənt How to pronounce couplement (audio)
archaic
: the act or result of coupling

Word History

Etymology

Middle French, from Old French cupler to join, from Latin copulare, from copula

First Known Use

1548, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of couplement was in 1548

Dictionary Entries Near couplement

Cite this Entry

“Couplement.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/couplement. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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