Posted by ESC on September 21, 2003
In Reply to: One night stand posted by sphinx on September 21, 2003
: what does "stand" mean in "one night stand"?
From Merriam-Webster online:
Main Entry: one-night stand
1 : a performance (as of a play or concert) given (as by a traveling group of actors or musicians) only once in each of a series of localities
2 a : a locality used for one-night stands b : a stopover for a one-night stand
3 : a sexual encounter limited to a single occasion; also : a partner in such an encounter