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From three +‎ -some.

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threesome (plural threesomes)

  1. A group of three people.
  2. An instance of sexual activity involving three people.
    • 2013, Joanna Biggs, "Tell me everything", London Review of Books, vol. 35, no. 7:
      ‘Tell me everything,’ she said to Losse, and when she’d heard everything, got the colleague who kept suggesting a threesome discreetly demoted.
    • 2016, John Oliver, “Charter Schools”, in Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, season 3, episode 22, written by Tim Carvell; Josh Gondelman; Dan Gurewitch; Jeff Maurer; Ben Silva; Will Tracy; Jill Twiss; Seena Vali; Julie Weiner, HBO, Warner Bros. Television:
      That’s a threesome joke about her fucking children! It was in the first season and they gave her another one!

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