curtain lecture

noun

Definition of curtain lecture

: a private lecture by a wife to her husband

First Known Use of curtain lecture

1633, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for curtain lecture

from its originally being given behind the curtains of a bed

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The first known use of curtain lecture was in 1633

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“Curtain lecture.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/curtain%20lecture. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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