blue-ball

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From blue balls.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Verb[edit]

blue-ball (third-person singular simple present blue-balls, present participle blue-balling, simple past and past participle blue-balled)

  1. (slang, vulgar, transitive) To leave (a person, usually a man) sexually frustrated by denying them an orgasm or abruptly ending sexual contact.
    • 2009, Kate Brian, Paradise Lost, Simon & Schuster UK (2009), →ISBN, unnumbered page:
      “Stop blue-balling the guy and give in already.”
    • 2010, Doctor Lover, Dr. Lover, Mr. Lies: Cheating 101, E. C. Publishing (2010), unnumbered page:
      I'm not even upset; I'm just tired of being blue-balled and tired of being rejected. It's just sad to see that I have to argue about having sex with my wife.
    • 2012, Zoe Fishman, Saving Ruth, William Morrow (2012), →ISBN, unnumbered page:
      I thought it would be a good way to go out—to blue-ball him into submission and then leave, the way all of the cool girls did in the movies.
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:blue-ball.

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