English

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Etymology

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Unadapted borrowing from French soixante-neuf.

Noun

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soixante-neuf (uncountable)

  1. sixty-nine (sex position)
    • 2017, Fiona Lewis, Mistakes Were Made (Some in French), Simon and Schuster, →ISBN, page 165:
      When he wanted to bury his face in my crotch, or do soixante-neuf, I laughed. He was offended.

Verb

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soixante-neuf (third-person singular simple present soixante-neufs, present participle soixante-neufing, simple past and past participle soixante-neufed)

  1. (rare) sixty-nine (sex position)

French

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French numbers (edit)
 ←  68 69 70  → [a], [b]
    Cardinal: soixante-neuf
    Ordinal: soixante-neuvième
    Ordinal abbreviation: 69e, (now nonstandard) 69ème

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /swa.sɑ̃t.nœf/
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Etymology 1

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Compound of soixante and neuf.

Numeral

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soixante-neuf (invariable)

  1. sixty-nine

Etymology 2

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From the rotational symmetry of the numeral 69 — if rotated a half-turn (by 180°), the numeral remains the same, and a couple both giving oral sex at once have, in principle, a similar rotational symmetry.

Noun

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soixante-neuf m (plural soixante-neuf)

  1. sixty-nine (sex position where two people give each other oral sex at the same time)