Gräfenberg spot

[graf-uh n-burg, gref-]

Origin of Gräfenberg spot

1980–85; after German-born gynecologist Ernst Gräfenberg (1881–1957), who is credited with first descibing it
Also called G spot, G-spot.

G spot

or G-spot

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Contemporary Examples of g-spot

  • Yet the very idea of there not being a G-spot sparked international headlines.

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    Yes, There Is a G-Spot

    Rachel Kramer Bussel

    January 5, 2010

  • Blue offers an in-depth guide to exactly where the G-spot is and how to stimulate it on her Web site.

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    Yes, There Is a G-Spot

    Rachel Kramer Bussel

    January 5, 2010

  • All the experts I spoke to emphasized that there are no “shoulds” when it comes to the G-spot.

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    Yes, There Is a G-Spot

    Rachel Kramer Bussel

    January 5, 2010

  • O is for Obama, the man who may just end the Industrial Revolution; and ozone, the g-spot of the climate debate.

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    A Skeptic's Guide to Copenhagen

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    December 6, 2009


British Dictionary definitions for g-spot

G-spot

noun
  1. an area in the front wall of the vagina which is alleged to produce an extremely intense orgasm when stimulated

Word Origin for G-spot

C20: short for Gräfenberg spot, named after Ernst Gräfenberg (1881–1957), German gynaecologist
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Word Origin and History for g-spot

g spot

n.

also g-spot, 1981, short for Gräfenberg spot, named for German gynecologist Ernst Gräfenberg (1881-1957), who described it in 1950.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper