lap dance

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lap dance

n.
An erotic dance that a stripper performs while straddling a customer's lap.

lap′-dance′ v.
lap dancer n.
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lap′ dance`


n.
an erotic dance by a stripteaser performed mostly in the lap of a customer.
[1990–95]
lap′-dance`, v.i.
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