forbidden fruit

noun

Definition of forbidden fruit

  1. :  an immoral or illegal pleasure

Examples of forbidden fruit in a sentence

  1. For dieters, dessert becomes a forbidden fruit.

Origin and Etymology of forbidden fruit

from the forbidden fruit of the Garden of Eden in Genesis 3:2–19


First Known Use: 1605


FORBIDDEN FRUIT Defined for English Language Learners

forbidden fruit

noun

Definition of forbidden fruit for English Language Learners

  • : something that is attractive because it is not allowed

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