foreplay

play
noun fore·play \ˈfȯr-ˌplā\

Definition of foreplay

  1. 1 :  erotic stimulation preceding sexual intercourse

  2. 2 :  action or behavior that precedes an event

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First Known Use of foreplay

1929


FOREPLAY Defined for English Language Learners

foreplay

play
noun

Definition of foreplay for English Language Learners

  • : sexual actions (such as kissing and touching) that people do with each other before they have sex


Medical Dictionary

foreplay

play
noun fore·play \-ˌplā\

Medical Definition of foreplay

  1. :  erotic stimulation preceding sexual intercourse


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