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Meaning of "tribadism" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF TRIBADISM

tribadism  [ˈtrɪbədˌɪzəm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TRIBADISM

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Tribadism is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES TRIBADISM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Tribadism

Tribadism or tribbing, commonly known by its scissoring position, is a form of non-penetrative sex in which a woman rubs her vulva against her partner's body for sexual stimulation, especially for ample stimulation of the clitoris. This may involve female-to-female genital contact or a female rubbing her vulva against her partner's thigh, stomach, buttocks, arm, or other body part. A variety of sex positions are practiced, including the missionary position. The term tribadism is usually used in the context of lesbian sex, and originally encompassed societal beliefs about women's capability of being penetrative sexual partners. Women accused of having been penetrative during sexual activity were subject to ridicule or punishment. In modern times, the term refers to various forms of frottage between women without any negative connotations. It may also involve vaginal penetration by use of the fingers, a dildo or double penetration dildo, or refer to a masturbation technique in which a woman rubs her vulva against an inanimate object such as a bolster to achieve orgasm.

Definition of tribadism in the English dictionary

The definition of tribadism in the dictionary is a lesbian practice in which one partner lies on top of the other and simulates the male role in heterosexual intercourse.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TRIBADISM


ableism
ˈeɪbəlˌɪzəm
altruism
ˈæltruːˌɪzəm
archaism
ˈɑːkɪˌɪzəm
atheism
ˈeɪθɪˌɪzəm
Chasidism
ˈhæsɪdˌɪzəm
dichroism
ˈdaɪkrəʊˌɪzəm
egoism
ˈiːɡəʊˌɪzəm
handism
ˈhændˌɪzəm
heroism
ˈhɛrəʊˌɪzəm
Hinduism
ˈhɪndʊˌɪzəm
jehadism
dʒɪˈhædˌɪzəm
jihadism
dʒɪˈhædˌɪzəm
Judaism
ˈdʒuːdeɪˌɪzəm
Lollardism
ˈlɒlədˌɪzəm
monotheism
ˈmɒnəʊθɪˌɪzəm
multilateralism
ˌmʌltɪˈlætərəlˌɪzəm
negativism
ˈnɛɡətɪvˌɪzəm
pastoralism
ˈpɑːstərəlˌɪzəm
triadism
ˈtraɪædˌɪzəm
vampirism
ˈvæmpaɪərˌɪzəm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TRIBADISM

tribade
tribadic
tribal
tribalism
tribalist
tribalistic
tribally
tribasic
tribble
tribe
tribeless
tribesman
tribesmen
tribespeople
tribeswoman
tribeswomen
triblet
triboelectric
triboelectricity
tribological

WORDS THAT END LIKE TRIBADISM

absurdism
cladism
cryptorchidism
druidism
dunderheadism
faradism
foodism
Hasidism
hyperthyroidism
hypothyroidism
maenadism
Methodism
monadism
nomadism
nudism
photoperiodism
Poujadism
sadism
vagabondism
warlordism

Synonyms and antonyms of tribadism in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «tribadism» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TRIBADISM

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The translations of tribadism from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «tribadism» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

tribadism
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

tribadism
570 millions of speakers

English

tribadism
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

tribadism
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

سحاق
280 millions of speakers

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tribadism
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

tribadism
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

tribadism
260 millions of speakers

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tribadism
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tribadisme
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Tribadism
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

tribadism
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

tribadism
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tribadism
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tribadism
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பெண்கள் அவர்களுக்கிடையே இயற்கைக்கு முரணான புணர்ச்சி கொள்ளும் பெண்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

लोकशाहीवाद
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

tribadism
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

tribadismo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

tribadism
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

tribadism
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

tribadism
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

tribadism
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

tribadism
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

tribadism
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

tribadism
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of tribadism

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TRIBADISM»

The term «tribadism» is quite widely used and occupies the 52.468 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TRIBADISM» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about tribadism

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TRIBADISM»

Discover the use of tribadism in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to tribadism and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Cesare Lombroso Handbook
This text presents interdisciplinary work on Lombroso from academics engaged in social history, history of ideas, law and criminology, social studies of science, gender studies, cultural studies and Jewish studies.
Paul Knepper, Per Jørgen Ystehede, 2013
2
Roman Sexualities
The following discussion will begin by surveying several portrayals of what the Romans would have called tribadism in Latin authors from the second century B.C.E. through the second century C.E. The aim of this survey is to establish that  ...
Judith P. Hallett, Marilyn B. Skinner, 1997
3
Mapping Gender in Ancient Religious Discourses
In other words, Lucian explicitly characterizes Greek hetairistriai as not-tribades, rejecting dominant contemporary Roman explanations of tribadism as somatically phal- licized. For. 135 Plato gives the etiology of hetairistriai as a function of the ...
Todd C. Penner, Caroline Vander Stichele, 2007
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The Hidden Holocaust?: Gay and Lesbian Persecution in ...
Hidden Holocaust, by the German scholars Gunter Grau and Claudia Shoppmann of Humboldt Uinversity, Berlin, demonstrates that the eradication of homosexuals was a declared gol of the Nazis even before they took power in 1933, and provide ...
Günter Grau, Claudia Shoppmann, 2013
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Sappho in Early Modern England: Female Same-Sex Literary ...
Jonson again (before 1609) uses a reference to tribadism to condemn Cecelia Bulstrode's poetry writing and to underline the transgressiveness of female attempts at literary creativity: “What though with Tribade lust she force a Muse?
Harriette Andreadis, 2001
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The Renaissance of Lesbianism in Early Modern England
In many respects, the relations between chaste female friendship and tribadism seem to correlate with what we know of male friendship and sodomy in the early modern period - with several important provisos. Whereas a discourse of sodomy  ...
Valerie Traub, 2002
7
Marquis de Sade: His Life and Works
colleges of vestals, embody the constant priesthood of tribadism. How gratifying it is that a woman can find her pleasure so much easier than a mere man. For any suitable instrument in the boudoir or toilette is sufficient for the purpose.
Iwan Bloch, 2002
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Women and Islam: Social conditions, obstacles and prospects
Classical treatises on sexual vice discuss tribadism (sahq) — from a male perspective (see Rowson 1991:63 for some unilluminating examples). There is also a tradition that women "practiced the vice [of sodomy] for forty years among the tribe ...
Haideh Moghissi, 2005
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The Medical Times and Register
Among the Creeks, Sappho the erotic, and the young Lesbian girls, had the reputation of despising men and of sacrificing to Venus alone; thev were surnamed "Tribades." Tribadism (tribein. to rub) was then as now mutual masturbation, ...
Frank Woodbury, Frank Sears Parsons, Horatio C. Wood, 1896
10
The Homosexuality of Men and Women
See the writings by Karsch, “Päderastie und Tribadie bei den Tieren” (Pederasty and Tribadism in the Animal Kingdom), Annual, vol. 2 (Leipzig, 1900); also “ Uranismus oder Päderastie und Tribadie bei den Naturvölkern” (Uranism or ...
Magnus Hirschfeld

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TRIBADISM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term tribadism is used in the context of the following news items.
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Can You Get An STD From Oral On A Girl? Your Guide To The …
Similar to chlamydia, gonorrhea is a bacterial infection that's not all that common in lesbians but can be spread through tribadism. This STI is often asymptomatic, ... «Bustle, May 15»
2
The Inaugural GAYmous EP Is Queer Synth Slut-Step for You, Me …
2) Shake ya' ass. 3) Hump to the left. Hump to the right. Frottage all night.), you're going to be an expert. So put on Tribadism and do your thang. Don't forget the ... «Autostraddle, Apr 15»
3
Mancunian matters of the heart: My girlfriend has an STI – has she …
During digital stimulation, mutual masturbation, oral sex and tribadism (more commonly known as scissoring) you are sharing your love, but also your bodily ... «Mancunian Matters, Feb 15»
4
Ilustracije na granici tabua i anonimni genij koji je od pornografije …
... recimo, "fisting", "pegging", "gokkun", "deep throating", "tribadism"... Osim eksplicitnih i vrlo živopisno ilustriranih poza koje odlično prate opis pojedinog pojma, ... «Index.hr, Nov 14»
5
Wikipedia's SeedFeeder Is The Weirdest Sex Illustrator You've …
They boldly run the gamut of sexuality, from deep-throating to tribadism, pegging to the ol' Viennese Oyster (much more vanilla than it sounds). Some wouldn't ... «Huffington Post, Nov 14»
6
Everything You Thought You Knew About Lesbian Sex Is Probably …
But lesbians do partake in tribadism, or the rubbing together of their lady parts in order to stimulate the clitoris to climax. In fact, legs do not need to be "scissored" ... «Mic, Nov 14»
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15 Things Straight People Really Should Know About Queer People
Scissoring can also go by tribadism, which is Greek for “Stop rubbing your junk on the good china, Sandra!” and can involve a multitude of positions, like legs ... «AlterNet, Nov 14»
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The Well of Horniness pushes students out of their comfort zone
The Well of Horniness tells the story of a woman named Vicki who escapes from an evil lesbian sorority called the Tridelta Tribadism. She soon hooks up with ... «The Free Press of the University of Southern Maine, Sep 14»
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'Orange Is The New Black' Star Lea DeLaria LIVE
Have you not experienced the joys of tribadism? Serita_Theresa June 20, 2014 20:13 [Ashley .], when she was talking to the Pensatucky? (Sp). horriblehobbes ... «Huffington Post, Jun 14»
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Top Ten LGBT Punk Rock Bands
Taking their nomenclature from the outmoded term "tribadism," they cut a swath through punkdom from 1991 through 2005. Singer and founder Lynn Breedlove ... «New Times Broward-Palm Beach, Jan 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Tribadism [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/tribadism>. Oct 2020 ».
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