sex up

sex up
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [seks uhp]
    • /sɛks ʌp/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [seks uhp]
    • /sɛks ʌp/

Definitions of sex up words

  • noun sex up either the male or female division of a species, especially as differentiated with reference to the reproductive functions. 1
  • noun sex up the sum of the structural and functional differences by which the male and female are distinguished, or the phenomena or behavior dependent on these differences. 1
  • noun sex up the instinct or attraction drawing one sex toward another, or its manifestation in life and conduct. 1
  • noun sex up coitus. 1
  • noun sex up genitalia. 1
  • verb with object sex up to ascertain the sex of, especially of newly-hatched chicks. 1

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Origin of sex up

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin sexus, perhaps akin to secāre to divide (see section)

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Parts of speech for Sex up


sex up popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 100% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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