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come-hither

[kuhm-hith-er, kuh-mith-]
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adjective
  1. inviting or enticing, especially in a sexually provocative manner; beckoning: a come-hither look.
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Origin of come-hither

First recorded in 1895–1900; adj., noun use of imperative phrase come hither
Related formscome-hith·er·ness, noun
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Related Words

alluring, bewitching, coquettish, enticing, flirtatious, inveigling, inviting, luring, tempting, beckoning

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  • But she wore a minimum of come-hither in both her cosmetic and personality makeup.

    Mate in Two Moves

    Winston Marks

  • O-liver had in mind a red-haired woman, raw-boned, with come-hither eyes.

    The Gay Cockade

    Temple Bailey


British Dictionary definitions for come-hither

come-hither

adjective
  1. (usually prenominal) informal alluring; seductivea come-hither look
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