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date rape

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noun
  1. rape committed by a person who has been in a social situation with the victim, as on a date.

Origin of date rape

First recorded in 1980–85
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date rape

noun
  1. the act or an instance of a man raping a woman while they are on a date together
  2. an act of sexual intercourse regarded as tantamount to rape, esp if the woman was encouraged to drink excessively or was subjected to undue pressure
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Word Origin and History for date rape

n.

by 1973, from date (n.3) + rape (n.1).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with date rape

date rape

Sexual intercourse forced by the victim's social escort. For example, Date rape is much more common on college campuses than was previously realized. This term originated in the 1980s, when awareness of the phenomenon increased exponentially.

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