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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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 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

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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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