View synonyms for centerfold


[ sen-ter-fohld ]


  1. a gatefold bound into the center of a magazine or book signature.
  2. a photograph of a woman or man in a nude or seminude pose appearing on a magazine centerfold.
  3. the person in such a photograph.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of centerfold1

An Americanism dating back to 1950–55; center + fold 1
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Example Sentences

Marston had died earlier that year, and the series passed to writers who did away with much of the comic’s feminist messaging, including a regular centerfold feature chronicling the lives of influential women.

They were the opposite of the soft, eroticized centerfold models in Playboy, an iconic “gentleman’s magazine” that Mellaart certainly would have encountered in the 1950s and ’60s.

He married a Playboy centerfold and had two sons, the humbly-named Thor and Odin.

At 36, and almost six feet tall, Kohrs looks like he just stepped out of a GQ centerfold.

While BFF Decker landed the cover, Teigen was named “rookie of the year,” launching her career as a smoldering centerfold.

When Kluge laid eyes on the exotic former centerfold, he was smitten and, before long, divorced.

The senator was unhappy with websites hosting his infamous nude centerfold photograph.





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