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It's been used as a euphemism for sexual intercourse by some of the classier British tabloids (The Sun, The Star & The Sport would be the places I would look for cites). It seems to be derived from the term spit roast. Where the act of spit roasting involves 2 men, the act of roasting would generally indicate just one, probably from behind (though consistency of application of such a term is probably too much to ask). MGSpiller 00:57, 27 March 2006 (UTC) (I really need to find some more respectable terms to cite :-/ )
rfvpassed: Cites needed. to RFC
Incorrectly passed rfv, sense removed (no cites ever did appear!) --Connel MacKenzie 06:02, 29 December 2006 (UTC)
- They show this sense on Wikipedia (w:Spit roast (sex)): "The term roasting (as opposed to spit roasting) has, since around 2003, taken on a meaning somewhat closer to gang bang in the United Kingdom. In other words, the act is not limited to only three people, but often involves one female and numerous males, with the men all taking turns to penetrate the female vagina, anus and mouth." Words of this sort are often difficult to find in print and it really just needs the hand/opinion of a native Brit or two. —Stephen 15:00, 29 December 2006 (UTC)