love-making

lovemaking

[luhv-mey-king]
noun
1.
the act of courting or wooing.
2.
sexual activity.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English; see love, making

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lovemaking (ˈlʌvˌmeɪkɪŋ)
 
n
1.  sexual play and activity between lovers, esp including sexual intercourse
2.  an archaic word for courtship

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lovemaking
"courtship," mid-15c., from love (n.) + make. Phrase make love is attested from 1570s in the sense "pay amorous attention to;" as a euphemism for "have sex," it is attested from c.1950.
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