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
lap dancer noun

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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 The city tried taxing lap dances at strip clubs a few years back. Stu Bykofsky,, "Welcome to Taxadelphia, where you pay more than you realize | Stu Bykofsky," 10 July 2018 The guys did a lot of business over at Flash Dancers, and Barry was not immune to the delights of a truly dirty lap dance. Gary Shteyngart, The New Yorker, "The Luck of Kokura," 18 June 2018 The book’s central narrator, Romy, works there giving lap dances. Dwight Garner, New York Times, "Rachel Kushner’s ‘The Mars Room’ Offers Big Ideas in Close Quarters," 23 Apr. 2018 Clara meanwhile works as a prostitute to support the family, sinking her fangs into the necks of men between lap dances. Lincoln Michel, GQ, "Byzantium Is the Most Gorgeous, Blood-Sucking Vampire Movie on Netflix," 21 Apr. 2018 Czech adult film actress Dasha made an appearance as a stripper, giving Madonna a lap dance at a club. Stephen Daw, Billboard, "10 Popular Music Videos That Feature Porn Stars," 14 Mar. 2018 The top performance goes to Tracy Jordan (played by Tracy Morgan) who considers joining the team while in the midst of receiving lap dances at a strip club., "50 best TV pilots of all-time," 12 Feb. 2018 The house also controls what the women can charge for lap dances and other specialized performances or which dancers work the lucrative VIP areas, normally a source of the highest tips, the women say. Michael Gordon, charlotteobserver, "Unpaid Charlotte strippers sue club over back wages | Charlotte Observer," 2 Feb. 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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a sum of money that is sent as a payment

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