foreplay etymology

English word foreplay comes from English play, English fore-

Detailed word origin of foreplay

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
play English (eng) (countable) (turn-based games) An action carried out when it is one's turn to play.. (countable) A button that, when pressed, causes media to be played.. (countable) A geological formation that contains an accumulation or prospect of hydrocarbons or other resources.. (countable) A literary composition, intended to be represented by actors impersonating the characters and speaking the [...]
fore- English (eng) Before; ahead or in front of.. Occurring beforehand; earlier; prior to. Positioned at or near the front.
foreplay English (eng) In human sexual behavior, the acts at the beginning of a sexual encounter that serve to build up sexual arousal. (intranstive) To engage in foreplay.

Words with the same origin as foreplay

Descendants of fore-
fore forehead foreman slash