Definition of intercourse in English:

intercourse

Line breaks: inter|course
Pronunciation: /ˈɪntəkɔːs
 
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noun

1 [mass noun] Communication or dealings between individuals or groups: everyday social intercourse
More example sentences
  • His feeling is that the community needs the service as a place for social intercourse.
  • Travel to almost any city or resort in Europe and you'll see Irish, Scots and Welsh in friendly social intercourse with the locals.
  • Honestly, this constant social intercourse is just exhausting.
Synonyms
2 short for sexual intercourse.
More example sentences
  • During intercourse, try the stop-and-start technique when the sensations become strong.
  • Heterosexual intercourse is the most common mode of transmission of HIV in poor countries.
  • Patterson claimed the intercourse had been consensual and encouraged by her.
Synonyms
sexual intercourse, sex, lovemaking, making love, sex act, act of love, sexual relations, intimate relations, intimacy, coupling, mating, going to bed with someone, sleeping with someone
informal nooky
British informal bonking, rumpy pumpy, a bit of the other, how's your father
South African informal pata-pata
vulgar slang screwing, fucking
British vulgar slang shagging
formal coitus, coition, copulation
formal fornication

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French entrecours 'exchange, commerce', from Latin intercursus, from intercurrere 'intervene', from inter- 'between' + currere 'run'. The specifically sexual use arose in the late 18th century.

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