outercourse

[ ou-ter-kawrs, ‐kohrs ]
/ ˈaʊ tərˌkɔrs, ‐ˌkoʊrs /

noun

sexual activity between two or more people that does not involve penetration.

QUIZZES

CAN YOU GUESS THESE WORDS FROM AROUND THE US?

American English is not always as it appears to be ... get to know regional words in this quiz!
Question 1 of 10
A bet is synonymous with a wager, but what does it mean in New York?

Origin of outercourse

First recorded in 1990–95; patterned on intercourse
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for outercourse

outercourse
/ (ˈaʊtəˌkɔːs) /

noun

sexual activity between partners that does not include actual penetration

Word Origin for outercourse

C20: outer + (inter)course
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012