Last modified on 18 November 2013, at 04:03

beast with two backs

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

First attested in English by Shakespeare in Othello, 1603. Supposedly a translation of the French "la beste à deux doz" from Gargantua and Pantagruel, 1534, by François Rabelais.

NounEdit

beast with two backs (plural beasts with two backs)

  1. (idiomatic, euphemistic) Two people engaged in sexual intercourse.

Usage notesEdit

  • Typically used in the expression "make the beast with two backs".

SynonymsEdit