sexual intercourse

noun

Definition of sexual intercourse

1 : heterosexual intercourse involving penetration of the vagina by the penis : coitus
2 : intercourse (such as anal or oral intercourse) that does not involve penetration of the vagina by the penis

First Known Use of sexual intercourse

1753, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of sexual intercourse was in 1753

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“Sexual intercourse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sexual%20intercourse. Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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sexual intercourse

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sexual intercourse

: sexual activity between two people especially : sexual activity in which a man puts his penis into the vagina of a woman

sexual intercourse

noun

Medical Definition of sexual intercourse

1 : heterosexual intercourse involving penetration of the vagina by the penis : coitus
2 : intercourse (as anal or oral intercourse) that does not involve penetration of the vagina by the penis

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