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Re: One night stand

Posted by Sphinx on September 21, 2003

In Reply to: Re: One night stand posted by ESC on September 21, 2003

: : what does "stand" mean in "one night stand"?

: From Merriam-Webster online:

: Main Entry: one-night stand
: Function: noun
: Date: 1880
: 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

could stand be replaced with other words?