- a single, unrepeated sexual encounter, as one lasting for just one night.
- a participant in such an encounter.
Origin of one-night stand
Words nearby one-night stand
How to use one-night stand in a sentence
She’s had a one-night stand with a cute hotel waiter and a few dates with a perfect-on-paper guy with whom she felt no tangible connection.‘Ted Lasso’ is a sweet show. But this season’s big romance has a sour taste.|Alyssa Rosenberg|September 30, 2021|Washington Post
While Monroe’s friends insisted it was nothing more than a one-night stand, that didn’t curb wild press speculation.
I recently found out one of my sons had a one-night stand with a woman he knew but was not in a relationship with.Carolyn Hax: Her son isn’t there for his child, but she can still be a good grandma|Carolyn Hax|February 4, 2021|Washington Post
Cassie Bowden’s bad luck begins during a one-night stand from hell.
“Ties that Tether” A Canadian Nigerian heroine has a one-night stand with Rafael, and, oops, it wasn’t a one-night stand after all.
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In his view, a writer has only one duty: to be present in his books.
Yet this, in the end, is a book from which one emerges sad, gloomy, disenchanted, at least if we agree to take it seriously.
The fear of violence should not determine what one does or does not say.
The al Qaeda-linked gunmen shot back, but only managed to injure one officer before they were taken out.
Practise gliding in the form of inflection, or slide, from one extreme of pitch to another.Expressive Voice Culture|Jessie Eldridge Southwick
He alludes to it as one of their evil customs and used by them to produce insensibility.
There was a rumor that Alessandro and his father had both died; but no one knew anything certainly.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
Truth is a torch, but one of enormous size; so that we slink past it in rather a blinking fashion for fear it should burn us.Pearls of Thought|Maturin M. Ballou
Under the one-sixth they appear as slender, highly refractive fibers with double contour and, often, curled or split ends.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
British Dictionary definitions for one-night stand
- a sexual encounter lasting only one evening or night
- a person regarded as being only suitable for such an encounter