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

Examples of missionary position in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The missionary position no longer works for them — David has put on weight and would be too heavy. New York Times, 12 Jan. 2022 Many women with endometriosis find the missionary position painful, so that might be one to avoid. Claire Gillespie, Health.com, 6 May 2021 Who said the missionary position is only for straight couples? Sophie Saint Thomas, refinery29.com, 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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22 Jan 2022

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“Missionary position.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/missionary%20position. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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missionary position

noun
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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