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threesome

[ three-suhm ]
/ ˈθri səm /
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noun

three forming a group.
something in which three persons participate, as certain games.
Golf. a match in which two players, playing alternately with one ball, compete against a third player who also plays one ball.
Also called three-way, three·way, [three-wey] /ˈθri ˌweɪ/ ménage à trois . a sexual encounter with three participants.

adjective

consisting of three; threefold: a threesome consulting firm.
performed or played by three persons: a threesome game of catch.

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Origin of threesome

First recorded in 1450–1500; late Middle English word thresum; see origin at three, -some2
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threesome
/ (ˈθriːsəm) /

noun

a group of three
golf a match in which a single player playing his own ball competes against two others playing alternate strokes on the same ball
any game, etc, for three people
(modifier) performed by threea threesome game
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