missionary position

noun

Definition of missionary position

: a coital position in which the female lies on her back with the male on top and with his face opposite hers

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Recent Examples on the Web Who said the missionary position is only for straight couples? Sophie Saint Thomas, refinery29.com, "The Most Satisfying Sex Positions for Lesbians," 20 June 2019

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First Known Use of missionary position

1948, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for missionary position

from the name given to the position by Trobriand islanders

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“Missionary position.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/missionary%20position. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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missionary position

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mis·​sion·​ary position | \ ˈmish-ə-ˌner-ē-ˌ How to pronounce missionary position (audio) \

Medical Definition of missionary position

: a coital position in which the female lies on her back with the male on top and with his face opposite hers

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