wet dream


Definition of wet dream

1 : an erotic dream culminating in orgasm and in the male accompanied by ejaculation of semen
2 : an exceedingly pleasurable or exciting experience, situation, or fantasy

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In the latter days of the campaign, the Republicans abandoned their economic pitch that was based on the president*’s ability to convince congressional Republicans to pass a massive plutocrat’s wet dream of a tax cut. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire, "Conor Lamb's Victory Matters, and Paul Ryan Should Be Scared," 14 Mar. 2018 Ready Player One is a gamer's wet dream, its characters engaging in various contests that further the plot, and OASIS is jammed to the gills with pop-culture references. J.r. Jones, Chicago Reader, "With Ready Player One, Steven Spielberg finds his avatar," 29 Mar. 2018 Each of my sons has talked to me about wet dreams and masturbation. Anonymous As Told To Alexa Tsoulis-reay, The Cut, "How I Raised 5 Sons to Respect Women," 7 Mar. 2018 National Harbor might best be described as a conservative wet dream. John Hendrickson, Esquire, "CPAC's Carnival Barkers Have Arrived," 22 Feb. 2018 But a week after last fall’s gun massacre in Las Vegas, the studio thought, well, maybe this isn’t the moment to get audiences jazzed about an NRA wet dream. Michael Phillips, chicagotribune.com, "'Death Wish': Bruce Willis makes Chicago bleed all over the place," 1 Mar. 2018 Sure, these devices cause coffee-bar wet dreams and are indeed butt-kicking in every way. Todd Carmichael, Esquire, "What to Do if Your New Espresso Machine Smells Like Fish," 9 June 2010 The Famous Idaho Potato Bowl jersey/field color combination is like @BarstoolBigCat and @PFTCommenter 's wet dream. Brian Stultz, ajc, "U-G-L-Y! Twitter reacts to the Central Michigan/Wyoming uniform combos in Famous Idaho Potato Bowl," 22 Dec. 2017 His presence in the Senate would mean the White House would have another advocate in the Senate to push Trump’s anti-immigrant agenda, Mike Pence’s religious freedom wet dreams and Jeff Sessions’ history of disenfranchising voters. Michael Harriot, The Root, "The No-Holds-Barred Alabama Senate Race Live Blog and Prayer Circle," 12 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of wet dream

1851, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of wet dream

: a sexual dream that causes a boy or man to have an orgasm while sleeping

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Medical Definition of wet dream

: an erotic dream culminating in orgasm and in the male accompanied by seminal emission — compare nocturnal emission

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