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threesome

[three-suh m] /ˈθri səm/
adjective
1.
consisting of three; threefold.
2.
performed or played by three persons.
noun
3.
three forming a group.
4.
something in which three persons participate, as certain games.
5.
Golf. a match in which two players, playing alternately with one ball, compete against a third player who also plays one ball.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English thresum. See three, -some2
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threesome

/ˈθriːsəm/
noun
1.
a group of three
2.
(golf) a match in which a single player playing his own ball competes against two others playing alternate strokes on the same ball
3.
any game, etc, for three people
4.
(modifier) performed by three: a threesome game
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Word Origin and History for threesome
n.

late 14c., from three + -some (2).

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