wet dream

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wet dream ‎(plural wet dreams)

  1. (idiomatic) An ejaculation or orgasm while asleep, often accompanying an erotic dream.
    • 1985, David Lewis, "British playwright makes a mountain out of a Mole" (review of The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole by Sue Townsend), The Globe and Mail (Toronto), 9 Jan., page E22:
      His mother is having an affair with the man next door, is reading Germain Greer's The Female Eunuch—which spawns Adrian's first wet dream.
  2. (idiomatic, by extension) An exciting fantasy; a very appealing, ideal thing, person, or state-of-affairs.
    • 1986, Liam Lacey, "Same old irresistible Seeger," The Globe and Mail (Toronto), 24 Oct., page D11:
      Bruce Springsteen may become middle America's wet dream.
    • 2007, Addy Dugdale, "Betavoltaic Battery Could Power Your Laptop for Thirty Years," gizmodo.com, 2 Oct:
      The plan is, if all goes well, to have these batteries, an eco warrior's wet dream due to their non-toxicity, on sale in two or three years.



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  • wet dream” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  • wet dream” in Microsoft's Encarta World English Dictionary, North American Edition (2007)
  • "wet dream" in the Wordsmyth Dictionary-Thesaurus (Wordsmyth, 2002)