One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- another term for coitus
- ‘More often than not, the retort to this rhetorical question involves obscene invective, drawn from the vulgar nomenclature regarding genitalia and the act of coition.’
- ‘Franklin, 154 Mass. 515, 516 (‘The consummation of a marriage by coition is not necessary to its validity’).’
- ‘However, she said that she hasn't had coition with Calvin in over twelve years.’
- ‘In some other place, both within the circle and simultaneously outside it, a young man named Gary was frozen in coition with a young lady named Sarah.’
- ‘Then we'll cap off the cozy celebration with some caressing, cuddling and coition on cotton.’
- ‘He relaxed into the coition, laying his head upon her shoulder, slowing himself down.’
- ‘In the novel Larch abjures sex after contracting gonorrhoea during his sole act of coition.’
Mid 16th century (in the sense ‘meeting or uniting’): from Latin coitio(n-), from the verb coire, from co- ‘together’ + ire ‘go’.
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