date rape

noun

Definition of date rape

  1. :  rape committed by the victim's date; broadly :  acquaintance rape

Examples of date rape in a Sentence

  1. He was accused of date rape.

1975

First Known Use of date rape

1975


DATE RAPE Defined for English Language Learners

date rape

noun

Definition of date rape for English Language Learners

  • : the crime of forcing someone you know to have sex with you especially while on a date


Medical Dictionary

date rape

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noun \ˈdāt-\

Medical Definition of date rape

  1. :  rape committed by the victim's date; broadly :  acquaintance rape


Law Dictionary

date rape

noun

Legal Definition of date rape

  1. :  rape committed by the victim's date; broadly :  acquaintance rape


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