[ ou-ter-kawrs, ‐kohrs ]
/ ˈaʊ tərˌkɔrs, ‐ˌkoʊrs /
sexual activity between two or more people that does not involve penetration.
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Origin of outercourse
First recorded in 1990–95; patterned on intercourse
Words nearby outercourse
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British Dictionary definitions for outercourse
/ (ˈaʊtəˌkɔːs) /
sexual activity between partners that does not include actual penetration
Word Origin for outercourse
C20: outer + (inter)course
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