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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On various occasions, WFAN host Joe Benigno pressured her into having a threesome, the lawsuit, filed in Brooklyn state court, claims. Fox News, "Sports radio host Joe Benigno pressured female staffer to have threesomes with 'his wife and a prostitute,' lawsuit claims," 19 July 2018 In the pack of about 25 people who followed Wiseman’s threesome, his college coach made the rounds among friends and family. Joan Niesen, SI.com, "Ball State's Timothy Wiseman Takes Unlikely Road to U.S. Open," 15 June 2018 Altogether, the threesome of Spieth, McIlroy and Mickelson was 25 over par. Bill Pennington And Zach Schonbrun, New York Times, "U.S. Open 2018: A First Round Full of Struggles," 15 June 2018 Player, 82, shot 25 playing with Nicklaus, and rounding out the threesome of legends was two-time Masters champion Tom Watson, who at 68, became the oldest winner of the Par 3 Contest by shooting 21. Steve Dimeglio, USA TODAY, "Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player get Masters underway as honorary starters," 5 Apr. 2018 In one of those, a student had reported that Manweller invited her to a bar in 2006 and propositioned her and a friend to have a threesome, according to records. Joseph O’sullivan, The Seattle Times, "Central Washington University fires Rep. Matt Manweller over alleged inappropriate conduct," 14 Aug. 2018 Woods is playing alongside Justin Rose and defending champion Jason Dufner, but the threesome tees off bright and early. Daniel Rapaport, SI.com, "Tiger Woods Tracker: Live Updates From Round 1 at the Memorial," 31 May 2018 Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth is another threesome that will be sure to draw a lot of eyeballs. Daniel Rapaport, SI.com, "Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson Grouped Together at Players Championship," 6 May 2018 Experts predict that the owl threesome will likely split up once the kids leave. Saryn Chorney, ajc, "'Unheard of' polygamous owl family consists of two moms, one dad and pair of owlets," 3 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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