One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- another term for coitus
- ‘In the novel Larch abjures sex after contracting gonorrhoea during his sole act of coition.’
- ‘Franklin, 154 Mass. 515, 516 (‘The consummation of a marriage by coition is not necessary to its validity’).’
- ‘He relaxed into the coition, laying his head upon her shoulder, slowing himself down.’
- ‘Then we'll cap off the cozy celebration with some caressing, cuddling and coition on cotton.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘However, she said that she hasn't had coition with Calvin in over twelve years.’
- ‘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.’
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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