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centerfold

[sen-ter-fohld] /ˈsɛn tərˌfoʊld/
noun
2.
a gatefold bound into the center of a magazine or book signature.
3.
a photograph of a woman or man in a nude or seminude pose appearing on a magazine centerfold.
4.
the person in such a photograph.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55, Americanism; center + fold1
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Word Origin and History for centerfolds

centerfold

n.

also center-fold, "fold-out center spread of a magazine or newspaper," 1950, from center (n.) + fold (n.2). "Playboy" debuted December 1953, and the word came to be used especially for illustrations of comely women, hence "woman who poses as a centerfold model" (by 1965).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for centerfolds

centerfold

noun

A sexually desirable person: a woman with a centerfold's chest going for her

[1960s+; fr the photographs of such persons decorating the centerfolds of erotic magazines]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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