tribade

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See also: tríbade

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French tribade, and its source, Latin tribad-, from Koine Greek τριβάς (tribás), from Ancient Greek τρίβω (tríbō, to rub).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈtɹɪbəd/, /tɹɪˈbad/

Noun[edit]

tribade (plural tribades)

  1. A woman who engages in sexual activity with another woman; a lesbian. [from 16th c.]
    • 1977, Angela Carter, The Passion of New Eve:
      I roused Zero’s suspicions because I began to behave too much like a woman and he started to watch me warily for signs of the tribade. If he had spied any, or surprised me fingering any of his girls, he would have shot me.

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Noun[edit]

tribade

  1. ablative singular of tribas