sex object

sex ob·ject
S s


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [seks noun ob-jikt, -jekt]
    • /sɛks noun ˈɒb dʒɪkt, -dʒɛkt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [seks noun ob-jikt, -jekt]
    • /sɛks noun ˈɒb dʒɪkt, -dʒɛkt/

Definitions of sex object words

  • noun sex object a person viewed as being of little interest or merit beyond the potential for providing sexual gratification. 1
  • countable noun sex object If someone is described as a sex object, he or she is considered only in terms of their physical attractiveness and not their character or abilities. 0
  • noun sex object a person viewed or treated as a means of obtaining sexual gratification 0

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Origin of sex object

First appearance:

before 1925
One of the 11% newest English words
First recorded in 1925-30

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Parts of speech for Sex object


sex object popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 37% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 58% 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.

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Synonyms for sex object

noun sex object

  • adonis — a handsome youth loved by Aphrodite. Killed by a wild boar, he was believed to spend part of the year in the underworld and part on earth, symbolizing the vegetative cycle
  • adonises — Classical Mythology. a youth slain by a wild boar but permitted by Zeus to pass four months every year in the lower world with Persephone, four with Aphrodite, and four wherever he chose.
  • beefcake — Attractive men with large muscles can be referred to as beefcake.
  • bunnies — Informal. a rabbit, especially a small or young one.
  • bunny — A bunny or a bunny rabbit is a child's word for a rabbit.

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