419 Meaning One Night Stand

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one-night stand
(plural
one-night stands)

  1. An occasion when a performer or team of them (especially in vaudeville) expects to perform at a theater for a single evening.

    • 1916
      March 25, Irvin S. Cobb, “”Unaccustomed as I am—””, in
      Saturday Evening Post[1]:

      Again, when the affair is over, I catch a glimpse of myself running to catch a train for our next
      one-night stand.


    • 1948, Barré Lyndon, Jonathan Latimer (screenplay),
      Night Has a Thousand Eyes, spoken by John Triton (Edward G. Robinson):

      It wasn’t until the third or fourth or fifth drops that I became aware of this rain that was to engulf my life. I remember the date, August 3, 1928. We were playing a
      one-night stand
      in a small town in Louisiana, Glenberry.

  2. (
    idiomatic
    )
    A single sexual encounter between two individuals, where at least one of the partners has no immediate intention or expectation of establishing a longer-term sexual or romantic relationship. As the phrase implies, the relationship lasts for only one night.


    Synonyms:
    pump and dump;
    wham, bam, thank you ma’am
  3. (
    idiomatic
    )
    Either of the two partners involved in such a single sexual encounter.

    • 2004, Paul G. Nation,
      The Jacksonville Four: Living Where Money Grows on Trees, AuthorHouse (2004), →ISBN, page 20:

      Chet’s mom was never home. She always went out gambling, partying and staying overnight with one of her sugar daddies. Chet never met his father. He was just a
      one-night stand
      she’d had eighteen years ago.
    • 2009, HoneyB,
      Single Husbands, Grand Central Publishing (2009), →ISBN, unnumbered page:

      She was a
      one-night stand
      he’d met at the gym, and Herschel couldn’t remember her name.
    • 2011, Jane Graves,
      Black Ties and Lullabies, Forever (2011), →ISBN, unnumbered page:

      “So she was just a
      one-night stand
      like all the rest?”
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Meronyms

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  • one-minute stand

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  • one-night stand
    on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

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Noun

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one-night stand

  1. Alternative form of

    one-night-stand

    • 2009, Charlotte Heje Haase,
      Skydykker uden faldskærm, Lindhardt og Ringhof (→ISBN)

      Han havde aldrig haft et
      one-night stand, svarede han.

      (please add an English translation of this quote)
    • 2016, Anders Løgstrup Bjerg,
      Regnen falder, Gyldendal A/S (→ISBN)

      … et
      one-night stand, et tilfældigt knald, et hak i sengestolpen …

      (please add an English translation of this quote)
    • 2015, Caspar Eric,
      Nike, Gyldendal A/S (→ISBN)

      … fx efter en aften i byen / hvor jeg vågnede op / i en fremmed seng / efter et
      one-night stand

      (please add an English translation of this quote)
    • 2011, Dorte Toft,
      Lykkelig i nørdland: Hvem bygger fremtiden? En tankevækker til fædre, mødre og andre, der påvirker pigers studievalg, Gyldendal A/S (→ISBN)

      … det generer ikke mig, hvis det bare er for et
      one-night stand.

      (please add an English translation of this quote)



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419 Meaning One Night Stand

Source: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/one-night_stand