date-rape

verb
\ ˈdāt-ˌrāp How to pronounce date-rape (audio) \
date-raped; date-raping; date-rapes

Definition of date-rape

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

: to commit date rape on

date rape

noun

Definition of date rape (Entry 2 of 2)

: rape committed by the victim's date broadly : acquaintance rape

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Other Words from date-rape

Verb

date rapist noun

Examples of date-rape in a Sentence

Noun He was accused of date rape.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun There had been speculation that Thitima was given a date rape drug such as GHB. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Male model arrested in widely publicized Thai sex case," 25 Sep. 2019 The situation is instantly blurry, maybe changing it to date rape. Jon Caldara, The Denver Post, "Caldara: #MeToo replacing due process in the press," 22 Sep. 2019 The dinner event also focused on menopause, and Eckert’s new products in development, including a decal that detects date rape drugs in drinks and a flushable pregnancy test. Halley Bondy, NBC News, "In the know: Women in the news 8/12-8/16," 16 Aug. 2019 One of Cordero’s lawyers, Dod Ghassemkhani, argued that despite claims by the witnesses of being drugged, no date rape drugs had been discovered in the womens’ toxicology exams. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Man accused in San Diego date rape series ordered to stand trial," 16 Aug. 2019 Karla Walker, clinical laboratory director for a company that analyzed the woman's urine, testified there were no date rape drugs found in the urine. Lawrence Andrea, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Woman testifies she remembers little from night of alleged assault by ex-Badger Quintez Cephus," 31 July 2019 Her brother, Byron, finally faces the legal consequences of participating in a drunken date rape of Annie Mills at Columbia University. Meg Medina, New York Times, "Dark Magic and Other Escapes in These Summer Y.A. Novels," 1 June 2018 The first major national date rape case came in 1990, and it was met with widespread confusion and dismissal. Constance Grady, Vox, "How the Kavanaugh allegations became a test for #MeToo," 24 Sep. 2018 One of the men pictured here was directly responsible for my date rape. Aisha Harris, New York Times, "ABC Pulls Episode of ‘The Proposal’ After Sexual Assault Accusation," 22 June 2018

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First Known Use of date-rape

Verb

1984, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1975, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of date-rape was in 1975

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date rape

noun

English Language Learners Definition of date rape

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

date rape

noun
\ ˈdāt- How to pronounce date rape (audio) \

Medical Definition of date rape

: rape committed by the victim's date broadly : acquaintance rape

date rape

noun

Legal Definition of date rape

: rape committed by the victim's date broadly : acquaintance rape

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