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ménage à trois

 (ä trwä′)
n.
1. A relationship in which three people, such as a married couple and a lover, live together and have sexual relations.
2. Sexual relations among three people, especially a married couple and a lover.

[French : ménage, household + à, for + trois, three.]

ménage à trois

(menaʒ a trwɑ)
n, pl ménages à trois (menaʒ a trwɑ)
a sexual arrangement involving a married couple and the lover of one of them
[literally: household of three]

ménage à trois

A French phrase meaning household of three people, used to mean a situation in which a lover of one member of a couple lives in the same house as the couple.
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Noun1.ménage à trois - household for threemenage a trois - household for three; an arrangement where a married couple and a lover of one of them live together while sharing sexual relations
family, household, menage, home, house - a social unit living together; "he moved his family to Virginia"; "It was a good Christian household"; "I waited until the whole house was asleep"; "the teacher asked how many people made up his home"
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