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  • n. Lesbianism.
  • n. Specifically, a form of lesbian intercourse involving the rubbing together of two partners' vulvae.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as tribady.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a form of lesbianism that simulates heterosexual intercourse

Etymologies

From tribade +‎ -ism. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • A gallery of illustrations of lesbian frottage, which the hentai encyclopaedia assures us is properly known as tribadism; …

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  • Mutual contact and friction of the sexual parts seem to be comparatively rare, but it seems to have been common in antiquity, for we owe to it the term "tribadism" which is sometimes used as a synonym of feminine homosexuality, and this method is said to be practised today by the southern Slav women of the Balkans. [

    Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 2 Sexual Inversion

  • The word mesolelot is understood by later commentators to refer to the practice of tribadism (women rubbing genitals against each other).

    Lesbianism.

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  • The Sapphist described in the text would procure an orgasm (in gloria, as the Italians call it) by biting and rolling over the girl she loved; but by loosening the trouser-string she evidently aims at a closer tribadism the Arab

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Juvenal derided the idea of married eunuchs and yet almost all of these neutrals have wives with whom they practise the manifold plaisirs de la petite oie (masturbation, tribadism, irrumation, tete-beche, feuille-de-rose, etc.), till they induce the venereal orgasm.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • The negro race is mostly untainted by sodomy and tribadism.

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  • While the word isn't very commonly used, there are still a number of sites dedicated to it most of them are aimed at guys - after all, according to most surveys, the number one male fantasy is the lesbian or bisexual woman fantasy - but there are a number of instructional sites and erotica pieces related to tribadism that are aimed at women as well.

    Life of Brian:

  • He had prevailed on his sister to have her as a bedfellow, and enact every species of exciting lust and tribadism they could devise.

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  • In fact, Ethel was thoroughly taught every pleasure possible to tribadism.

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