[ trib-uhd ]
/ ˈtrɪb əd /
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What does "scattergood" mean?
a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
a person who spends possessions or money extravagantly or wastefully; spendthrift.
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Origin of tribade
1595–1605; <French <Latin tribad- (stem of tribas) <Greek tribás, equivalent to trib-, variant stem of trī́b(ein) to rub + -as (stem -ad-) -ade2
OTHER WORDS FROM tribadetri·bad·ic [trih-bad-ik], /trɪˈbæd ɪk/, adjective
Words nearby tribade
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British Dictionary definitions for tribade
/ (ˈtrɪbəd) /
a lesbian, esp one who practises tribadism
Derived forms of tribadetribadic (trɪˈbædɪk), adjective
Word Origin for tribade
C17: from Latin tribas, from Greek tribein to rub
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