forbidden fruit


Definition of forbidden fruit

: an immoral or illegal pleasure

Examples of forbidden fruit in a Sentence

For dieters, dessert becomes a forbidden fruit.
Recent Examples on the Web Today both models cost about the same, averaging around $48,000, but prices continue to climb; a few years ago a great-condition R32 cost less than $30K. R34s, which will hit the magic 25-year mark in 2024, largely remain forbidden fruit. Scott Oldham, Car and Driver, "1995 Nissan Skyline R33 GT-R Still Feels Special," 10 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of forbidden fruit

1605, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for forbidden fruit

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

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“Forbidden fruit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of forbidden fruit

: something that is attractive because it is not allowed

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