acquaintance rape

ac·quaint·ance rape
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-kweyn-tns reyp]
    • /əˈkweɪn tns reɪp/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-kweyn-tns reyp]
    • /əˈkweɪn tns reɪp/

Definitions of acquaintance rape words

  • noun acquaintance rape a rape that is carried out by someone that the victim knows 3
  • noun acquaintance rape date rape 3
  • noun acquaintance rape rape committed by a person who is acquainted with the victim. 1
  • noun acquaintance rape date rape. 0

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Origin of acquaintance rape

First appearance:

before 1980
One of the 1% newest English words
First recorded in 1980-85

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Parts of speech for Acquaintance rape


acquaintance rape popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 27% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data about 75% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

acquaintance rape usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for acquaintance rape

noun acquaintance rape

  • violation — the act of violating.
  • indecent assault — a sexual offense, other than rape, committed by one person against another.

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