One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounthe Big O
Orgasm.‘there are ways that you can boost your chances of reaching the big O’
- ‘From Charlotte's dalliances with a pink vibrator called The Rabbit to Samantha's short-lived horror at losing her mojo, the big O has been demystified in a way that even how-to manual The Joy Of Sex didn't manage.’
- ‘When it comes to the big O I can't judge anyone for going out of their way to guarantee results.’
- ‘As other women's magazines focus almost exclusively on the other big O - the orgasm - "O" unabashedly features all things Oprah.’
- ‘Ever wondered what's going on when you reach the big O?’
- ‘One in three women reported never or infrequently mouthing the big O during sexual intercourse.’
- ‘I mean, come on - a guy who listened and supported you and gave you your first big O?’
- ‘Faking the big o on the screen for her starring role in "When Harry Met Sally," Meg Ryan got her start on "As the World Turns."’
1960s: from big + the initial letter of orgasm.
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