threesome

noun

three·​some ˈthrē-səm How to pronounce threesome (audio)
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

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
Recent Examples on the Web Oh, and Homer winds up having a videotaped threesome with a pair of immediately regretful male demons. Dennis Perkins, EW.com, 24 Nov. 2023 In 2020, according to the lawsuit, McMahon allegedly pressured Grant into threesomes with other men, including McMahon's physical therapist and another WWE executive, John Laurinaitis, who is also named as a defendant in the lawsuit. Faris Tanyos, CBS News, 26 Jan. 2024 During closing arguments on Thursday, the prosecution and defense portrayed the threesome implicated in the Palm Beach School of Nursing scandal in a sharply contrasting light. Jay Weaver, Miami Herald, 26 Jan. 2024 The biggest gallery Wednesday could be expected on the South’s first tee at 10:40 a.m. to watch the threesome that includes local favorite Xander Schauffele, ranked No. 5 in the world, defending champion Max Homa (7) and Tony Finau (26). Kirk Kenney, San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 Jan. 2024 What happens, in other words, to a threesome deferred? Gina Cherelus, New York Times, 7 Dec. 2023 On Wednesday's episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Denise, 52, and Erika, also 52, continued to brawl over an incident that occurred on the Bravo show in 2019, where Erika brought up the topic of threesomes at a barbecue where Denise's children were present. Esther Kang, Peoplemag, 4 Jan. 2024 This isn't the first time Cohen has joked about threesomes in reference to Cooper. Esther Kang, Peoplemag, 12 Dec. 2023 Manager Dave Roberts will have a top of the lineup threesome in Betts, Freeman and Ohtani — in whatever order — that will be among the best in the majors. Jack Magruder, Forbes, 11 Dec. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of threesome was in the 14th century

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“Threesome.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/threesome. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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threesome

noun
three·​some ˈthrē-səm How to pronounce threesome (audio)
: a group of three
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