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[kin-zee] /ˈkɪn zi/
Alfred Charles, 1894–1956, U.S. zoologist; directed studies of human sexual behavior. Unabridged
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  • This is a respectable neighborhood, and I'm not answering any Kinsey report, understand?

    Teething Ring James Causey
  • Cram and Kinsey were already there, and to them the skipper was telling his story.

    Waring's Peril Charles King
  • We've been saving our money this ever so long, and Mrs. Kinsey bought it for us.

    The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe

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  • Captain Kinsey, of Company C, was severely wounded, and never returned.

    In The Ranks R. E. McBride
  • They tell a story here about Kinsey, the late and unlamented.

    Le Petit Nord

    Anne Elizabeth Caldwell (MacClanahan) Grenfell and Katie Spalding
  • There's Maples and Schirmer and a couple o' fellows on the Kinsey business.

    The Turmoil Booth Tarkington
British Dictionary definitions for Kinsey


Alfred Charles. 1894–1956, US zoologist, who directed a survey of human sexual behaviour
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Kinsey in Science
American biologist and zoologist noted for his studies of human sexuality. He published Sexual Behavior in the Human Male in 1948 and Sexual Behavior in the Human Female in 1953 (commonly known as the Kinsey reports), based on interviews with 18,500 Americans about their sexual practices. The reports revealed a greater variety of sexual behavior than had previously been suspected and received widespread attention in the scientific community and among the general public. The reports have been criticized for their statistical limitations and especially for the restricted nature of the sample, consisting almost exclusively of white, middle-class men and women, primarily under age 35.
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