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

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

noun
mis·sion·ary position | \ ˈmish-ə-ˌner-ē-ˌ \

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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