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View synonyms for date rape

date rape

[ deyt reyp ]

noun

  1. sexual assault perpetrated by someone who has been in a social situation with the person they assault, such as on a date. Compare acquaintance rape ( def ), stranger rape ( def ).


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 History and Origins

Origin of date rape1

First recorded in 1980–85

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Idioms and Phrases

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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Example Sentences

Some say it is used as a date-rape drug by dark-skinned men.

And that is just one date rape drug that can be either pilfered at a hospital or bought on the street.

That kind of behavior would be in keeping with somebody who had been slipped a date rape drug such as Midazolam, aka Dazzle.

A few weeks ago, he proclaimed that stranger rape is worse than date rape.

The pd.id is not the first date rape drug detector on the market, though it may be the most advanced.

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