Definition of "tribade" [tribade]

  • A lesbian. (noun)

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Use "tribade" in a sentence
  • "very NSFW . . . well, it's a short for tribadism after the old term tribade, lesbian, and describes the practice of rubbing female genetalia against each other."
  • "This called for that once a month specialty, tribade toast."
  • "Moreover, Lanser seems to be elaborating the tension that Traub discerns in English Renaissance discourses between the figure of the tribade and the figure of the friend, the former being a monstrous image of sex and gender deviance while the latter embodies the possibility of a female homoeroticism contained within the bounds of virtue and the canons of femininity."