one-night stand

noun

Definition of one-night stand

1 :a performance (as of a play or concert) given (as by a traveling group of actors or musicians) only once in each of a series of localities
2 a :a locality used for one-night stands
b :a stopover for a one-night stand
3 :a sexual encounter limited to a single occasion; also :a partner in such an encounter

First Known Use of one-night stand

1880


ONE-NIGHT STAND Defined for English Language Learners

one-night stand

noun

Definition of one-night stand for English Language Learners

  • : a situation in which you have sex with someone once and you do not continue in a relationship afterwards; also : one of the people involved in this situation

  • : a performance of a play, concert, etc., that is given only once in a particular place


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