mating game


: the effort to find a sexual partner

Examples of mating game in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For example, plenty of dinosaurs, from Triceratops to Pachyrhinosaurus, had frills and horns that, while perhaps offering some protective benefit, could have played a role in the prehistoric mating game. Stephen C. George, Discover Magazine, 16 Apr. 2023

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“Mating game.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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