threesome

noun
three·some | \ ˈthrē-səm \

Definition of threesome 

1 : a group of three persons or things : trio

2 : a golf match in which one person plays his or her ball against the ball of two others playing each stroke alternately

3 : a sexual encounter involving three people

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Examples of threesome in a Sentence

the threesome has been playing music together since all three were in high school you don't see many threesomes at honeymoon resorts, but one bride had brought along her mother

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What was more appalling than the majority’s weak and unsupported decision, though, was the manner in which this curious threesome conducted the public hearing. Jeffrey Harlan, latimes.com, "Costa Mesa City Council majority got it wrong by denying Plant project," 10 July 2018 The final round will be threesomes teeing off earlier than usual to account for the forecast. Fox News, "Tiger Woods climbs leaderboard at Memorial Tournament, enters final round in contention," 3 June 2018 One also wonders whether another threesome might have given us a very different picture of the period — Frank Lloyd Wright, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Anita Loos perhaps? Leo Braudy, New York Times, "Los Angeles as the City of Dreams, and Nightmares," 1 June 2018 With storms in the forecast for Sunday, officials made the move to split tees for the final round with players going off in threesomes beginning at 8:19 a.m. ET. Beth Ann Nichols, USA TODAY, "So Yeon Ryu breaks away for 3-shot lead entering final round of KPMG Women's PGA," 30 June 2018 To follow up each episode, the threesome host a Facebook Live on Wednesdays to answer questions from viewers, where longtime friends of the Smiths, like actor Duane Martin stop by. Elizabeth Wellington, Philly.com, "Come sit at Jada Pinkett-Smith's red table for some testifying, transparency and healing | Elizabeth Wellington," 19 June 2018 Speaking of Johnson: He and Justin Thomas joined Woods in one of those glamour threesomes that are all the rage lately. Michael Rosenberg, SI.com, "Unable to Avoid 'Others,' Tiger Woods Turned a 72 Into a 78 on Thurday at the U.S. Open," 14 June 2018 In the spring the local press decided that this trio, like every great threesome (Charlie’s Angels, the Three Stooges), needed a nickname. Greg Bishop, SI.com, "Run TMC Lives on as the Rare Team Celebrated for Style Rather Than Record," 28 June 2018 Playing the back nine first, the first four threesomes - all players from Rogue River, Columbia Christian and Grant Union - hit from the red tee at No. Nick Daschel, OregonLive.com, "State golf fireworks: 3A/2A/1A boys features a 65 by a freshman, and 12 disqualifications," 14 May 2018

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First Known Use of threesome

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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threesome

noun

English Language Learners Definition of threesome

: a group of three people or things

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