lap dancing


Definition of lap dancing

: an activity in which a usually seminude performer sits and gyrates on the lap of a customer

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lap dance noun
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In what’s bound to be an iconic moment, Diamond teaches newcomer Destiny (Wu) how to give a lap dance that men will spend big bucks on again and again. Aly Semigran, Billboard, "Here Is Everything Cardi B and Lizzo Do in 'Hustlers'," 13 Sep. 2019 Some clubs require customers to buy tokens for a lap dance; others allow them to hand the money directly to dancers. New York Times, "Strippers Are Doing It for Themselves," 24 July 2019 The audience sees a lot of brown flesh as binary-defying performers give lap dances around the room. Steven Thrasher, Teen Vogue, "Compost Bin! Burlesque Show Provides Space and Celebration for All Bodies," 18 July 2019 There were also references to Jones giving her drugs and having her provide lap dances for tips. Eric Heisig,, "Cleveland man arrested in human trafficking probe sentenced for federal gun charge," 14 June 2019 There were no lap dances involved, but there was a chair, couch, and another chair. Rachel Epstein, Marie Claire, "What Jordyn Woods' Red Table Talk Interview Revealed About the Cheating Drama," 1 Mar. 2019 Former Insys employees also testified that the company hired a former stripper to give a lap dance to a doctor the company was wooing. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Lap-dances, kick-backs, and debt: Infamous opioid maker files for bankruptcy," 11 June 2019 That trial put on display sales tactics such as lap dances to lure doctors and a company vice president who dressed as a Subsys bottle and rapped during a company promo. Rob Frehse, CNN, "Manufacturer of synthetic opioid agrees to pay $225 million to settle investigations," 6 June 2019 There were no lap dances or throwing money on stage (like there is now). Emily Sweeney,, "Five things you didn’t know about Boston’s Combat Zone," 26 June 2018

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First Known Use of lap dancing

1983, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of lap dancing

: an activity in which a performer (such as a dancer at a nightclub or strip club) makes sexual movements while sitting on the lap of a customer

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