ménage à trois

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noun mé·nage à trois \-ä-ˈt(r)wä\

Definition of ménage à trois

  1. 1 :  an arrangement in which three people (such as a married couple and a lover of one member of the couple) have a sexual or romantic relationship especially while they are living together

  2. 2 :  a sexual encounter involving three people :  threesome

Origin and Etymology of ménage à trois

French, literally, household for three


First Known Use: 1856


MÉNAGE À TROIS Defined for English Language Learners

ménage à trois

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noun mé·nage à trois \-ä-ˈt(r)wä\

Definition of ménage à trois for English Language Learners

  • : an arrangement in which three people have sex with each other especially while living together

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