foreplay

foreplay

[fawr-pley, fohr-]
noun
sexual stimulation of one's partner, usually as a prelude to sexual intercourse.

Origin:
1925–30; fore- + play

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foreplay (ˈfɔːˌpleɪ)
 
n
mutual sexual stimulation preceding sexual intercourse

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foreplay
in sexual sense, by 1911, from fore + play. Earlier as a theatrical term (late 19c.).
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foreplay fore·play (fôr'plā')
n.
The sexual stimulation that precedes intercourse.

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