spin the bottle


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

Examples of spin the bottle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At a party, a girl asks him to play spin the bottle. Jake Coyle, Star Tribune, "Review: In 'S---house,' a college coming-of-age comedy," 13 Oct. 2020 In the original scene, David Rose (Levy), Alexis Rose (Annie Murphy), and Stevie (Emily Hampshire) play a round of spin the bottle with their significant others, Patrick (Noah Reid) and Ted (Dustin Milligan). Emily Tannenbaum, Glamour, "Daniel Levy Slams Comedy Central India for Removing a Gay Kiss From Schitt’s Creek," 7 Oct. 2020 In the clip, from Season 5 Episode 5 of the show, Levy (who plays David) and Dustin Milligan (Ted) as well as Emily Hampshire (Stevie), Annie Murphy (Alexis) and Noah Reid (Patrick) are seen playing spin the bottle. Sara M Moniuszko, USA TODAY, "'Schitt's Creek' star Dan Levy calls out Comedy Central India for 'censorship of gay intimacy'," 7 Oct. 2020 Kissing-endurance contests will go the way of flagpole sitting, previously cast into the land of obsoletion, and what about the coming-of-age spin the bottle? Marc Bona, cleveland, "16 things likely to become obsolete in a post-coronavirus world," 26 Apr. 2020 Sophie Age 14, during a game of spin the bottle at a house party. Brittney Mcnamara, Teen Vogue, "12 People on Their First Queer Kiss," 12 Feb. 2020 Making out with another person at a party may be cheating in your eyes, but engaging in a game of spin the bottle is all good. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Is Kissing Cheating?," 22 Oct. 2019 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

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1955, in the meaning defined above

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16 Oct 2020

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“Spin the bottle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spin%20the%20bottle. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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