spin the bottle

noun

Definition of spin the bottle

: a kissing game in which one has as a partner the person a bottle points to when it stops spinning

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On day three, as if suddenly aware of the need to perform, the contestants resorted to playing spin the bottle with a pineapple. Lou Stoppard, The New Yorker, "The Glorious Depravity of the British “Love Island”," 10 Aug. 2019 While most of us are familiar with spin the bottle, there are many other kissing games out there. Erika W. Smith, refinery29.com, "7 Sexy Kissing Games, Because Spin The Bottle Doesn't Belong To Teens," 24 June 2019 Then at his spring break kickoff party, someone came up with the idea to play spin the bottle in the hot tub. Seventeen Editors, Seventeen, "23 Juicy Spring Break Confessions That Actually Happened," 5 Feb. 2019 Then at his spring break kickoff party, someone came up with the idea to play spin the bottle in the hot tub. Seventeen Editors, Seventeen, "23 Juicy Spring Break Confessions That Actually Happened," 5 Feb. 2019 Then at his spring break kickoff party, someone came up with the idea to play spin the bottle in the hot tub. Seventeen Editors, Seventeen, "23 Juicy Spring Break Confessions That Actually Happened," 5 Feb. 2019 Then at his spring break kickoff party, someone came up with the idea to play spin the bottle in the hot tub. Seventeen Editors, Seventeen, "23 Juicy Spring Break Confessions That Actually Happened," 5 Feb. 2019 Then at his spring break kickoff party, someone came up with the idea to play spin the bottle in the hot tub. Seventeen Editors, Seventeen, "23 Juicy Spring Break Confessions That Actually Happened," 5 Feb. 2019 Then at his spring break kickoff party, someone came up with the idea to play spin the bottle in the hot tub. Seventeen Editors, Seventeen, "23 Juicy Spring Break Confessions That Actually Happened," 5 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of spin the bottle

1955, in the meaning defined above

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