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tribade

[ trib-uhd ]
/ ˈtrɪb əd /
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noun
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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 tribade

tri·bad·ic [trih-bad-ik], /trɪˈbæd ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for tribade

tribade
/ (ˈtrɪbəd) /

noun
a lesbian, esp one who practises tribadism

Derived forms of tribade

tribadic (trɪˈbædɪk), adjective

Word Origin for tribade

C17: from Latin tribas, from Greek tribein to rub
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