Definition of intercourse in English:

intercourse

Line breaks: inter|course
Pronunciation: /ˈɪntəkɔːs
 
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noun

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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