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tribade

[trib-uh d]
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noun
  1. lesbian(def 5).
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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
Related formstri·bad·ic [trih-bad-ik] /trɪˈbæd ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for tribadic

tribade

noun
  1. a lesbian, esp one who practises tribadism
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Derived Formstribadic (trɪˈbædɪk), adjective

Word Origin

C17: from Latin tribas, from Greek tribein to rub
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