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ménage à trois

[mey-nahzh ah trwah; French mey-nazh a trwah]
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noun
  1. a domestic arrangement in which three people having sexual relations occupy the same household.
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Origin of ménage à trois

< French: household of three
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Related Words for menage a trois

affair, love, relationship, dalliance, fling, adultery, tryst, liaison, passion, flirtation, involvement, courtship, infidelity, devotion, trio, troika, triumvirate, triad, trinity, triplicity

British Dictionary definitions for menage a trois

ménage à trois

noun plural ménages à trois (menaʒ a trwɑ)
  1. a sexual arrangement involving a married couple and the lover of one of them
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Word Origin for ménage à trois

literally: household of three
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Word Origin and History for menage a trois

n.

1891, see menage.

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