threesome

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

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
Recent Examples on the Web The threesome shared an intimate outdoor table and appeared to get along great. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Katie Holmes Just Had Lunch with Her New Boyfriend, Emilio Vitolo, Jr., and His Father," 26 Sep. 2020 In the group just ahead of them is an all-Arizona State threesome. Todd Kelly, The Arizona Republic, "Arizona State connections at U.S. Open: Past, current, future Sun Devils in the field," 15 Sep. 2020 Before departing the Bay Area, the threesome had been worried about smoke from the Castle Fire, roaring to the south in Tulare County. Lizzie Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle, "The burning forest lit the way," 12 Sep. 2020 Satterstrom and the Johnson brothers, Denny and Steve, made up North Branch’s talented threesome in 1964 and 1965. David Lavaque, Star Tribune, "Decorated North Branch golfers reunite to celebrate a lifetime of fairway friendships," 28 Aug. 2020 As for asking another attorney for a threesome, Gentry said she wasn't involved in that conversation. Scott Wartman, The Enquirer, "A case 'infected with sex.' Key questions from NKY Judge Dawn Gentry's disciplinary hearing," 14 Aug. 2020 And they’ll be followed by another threesome full of star power: Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas. Scott Bell, Dallas News, "In first-ever appearance, Dallas’ Scottie Scheffler (-4) near top of leaderboard at PGA Championship," 6 Aug. 2020 The attorney, Katherine Schulz, refused to participate in the threesome and then felt the judge retaliated against her, The Enquirer first reported in December. Julia Fair, The Enquirer, "Judge Dawn Gentry: Shredded documents, retaliation – here's what to know before her misconduct hearing," 7 Aug. 2020 Tucked between the Woods and Koepka groups is a threesome with some cachet, too. Ron Kroichick, SFChronicle.com, "PGA pairings: Tiger Woods in same group as Rory McIlroy & Justin Thomas," 4 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of threesome

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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9 Oct 2020

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“Threesome.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/threesome. Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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threesome

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English Language Learners Definition of threesome

: a group of three people or things

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