Definitions

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  • n. sixty-nine (sex position)

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

  • n. oral sex practiced simultaneously by two people

Etymologies

French (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Her advice to the couple was to desist from fornication and instead practice—I revert to the French to protect the innocent—soixante-neuf.

    A Very Public Intellectual

  • Two of my cofellows, Coleman Hough and Erika Meitner, had half-jokingly thrown down a challenge to write a piece about, well, how shall I say it, le soixante-neuf.

    The Best American Poetry 2008

  • Probably not correct, but my 1993 Chambers Dictionary lists “soixante-neuf” for the 69 position.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Sex, Slang, and Pejorative (or at Least Formerly Pejorative) Ethnic Stereotypes:

  • "I wouldna suppose a gently reared young lady such as yourself would be familiar wi 'an alternate meaning for the term soixante-neuf?"

    Dragonfly in Amber

  • He'd sold out to Nora: the girl with a taste for soixante-neuf and Ming.

    The Mandarin Cypher

  • BrE róck fŏr, AmE rôkefərt, rôkefŏrt rouge-red powder for facial colouring sabotage sábotàzh sage sâge sans culotte sàncû-lót sardine sauterne, sauternes plural sô-térn savànt male, savànte female savate savàte savoir-faire sávwà-fãir serviette serviét silhouette siluwét sobriquet sóbrikây soigné, soignée swàn-yây soiree swàray soixante-neuf swàsont-nëf solitaire solitãire son et lumière sonaylumiére sorbet sŏrbay coin

    Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium - Recent changes [en]

  • The Details photo-spread shows Lambert pawing a nude female model in the soixante-neuf position - "I am responsible for what I created on that show," Lambert says testily at one point.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • BrE róck fŏr, AmE rôkefərt, rôkefŏrt rouge-red powder for facial colouring sabotage sábotàzh sage sâge sans culotte sàncû-lót sardine sauterne, sauternes plural sô-térn savànt male, savànte female savate savàte savoir-faire sávwà-fãir serviét silhouette siluwét sobriquet sóbrikây soi-disant soixante-neuf swàsont-nëf solfège solfézh solitaire solitãire soubrette soûbrét soufflé souvenir souvenìr steak tartare, steack tartare

    Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium - Recent changes [en]

  • "J'ai soixante-neuf ans, mais quelquefois je me trouve cent-vingt [read ` sans vin ']."

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XIII No 4

  • jean seberg speaking french, to me, is only moderately more annoying than jane birkin speaking it: "soixante-neuf, année eeerrrohtique"...

    La Petite Américaine Qui Parle Francais

Comments

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  • Uhh... no, gangerh. And were you implying that only females would go all personstrionic?! Huh?! What do you MEAN by that?!

    February 21, 2008

  • Hmm. I'm not sure it's the words themselves. For me, it's often the person's screen name that suggests gender. But I try to keep an open mind. :-)

    February 21, 2008

  • I'm wondering what signals Wordies give off in their words by which other Wordies infer their sex. For instance, chained_bear, was it how I went all personstrionic that decided you? Sorry to tell you that that was only an act.
    Oh .... and I made it up about my French girlfriend.

    February 21, 2008

  • I know, I know. Just trying to give you a hard time. :-P

    February 21, 2008

  • Yes, I realize that, reesetee. "Some of my best friends are lesbians!" I reiterate: What a hilarious misunderstanding!

    February 21, 2008

  • I love that first comment.

    February 21, 2008

  • Gangerh could be female & have a girlfriend, c_b. Just sayin'. :-)

    February 21, 2008

  • The truth comes out. I guess it takes a page like this to make it happen.

    Gangerh, for some reason I thought you are female. What a hilarious misunderstanding!

    February 21, 2008

  • Does any one have a list like '101 things you can't do on your own'?

    February 20, 2008

  • Je ne sais pas, c_b. But it does have a certain 'je ne sais quoi'.
    I had a French girlfriend once who fell asleep the minute her feet hit the pillow.

    February 20, 2008

  • This is my favorite French word of all time! Gangerh, how did you know?!

    Wow. Check out that WeirdNet definition! Eek!

    February 20, 2008