Definitions for promiscuousprəˈmɪs kyu əs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pro•mis•cu•ousprəˈmɪs kyu əs(adj.)

  1. characterized by or having numerous sexual partners on a casual basis.

  2. consisting of a disordered mixture of various elements.

  3. indiscriminate; without discrimination.

  4. casual; irregular; haphazard.

Origin of promiscuous:

1595–1605; < L prōmiscuus mixed up =prō-pro -1+misc(ēre) to mix+-uus deverbal adj. suffix; see -ous

pro•mis′cu•ous•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. promiscuous(adj)

    not selective of a single class or person

    "Clinton was criticized for his promiscuous solicitation of campaign money"

  2. easy, light, loose, promiscuous, sluttish, wanton(adj)

    casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior

    "her easy virtue"; "he was told to avoid loose (or light) women"; "wanton behavior"

Wiktionary

  1. promiscuous(Adjective)

    Made up of various disparate elements mixed together; of disorderly composition.

  2. promiscuous(Adjective)

    Made without careful choice; indiscriminate.

  3. promiscuous(Adjective)

    Indiscriminate in choice of sexual partners.

    "everyone has always known, widely heterosexual men have, as I say, a whiff of the bathhouse about them." uE000150452uE001Ann Coulter

  4. promiscuous(Adjective)

    The mode in which a NIC gathers all network traffic instead of getting only the traffic intended for it.

  5. Origin: From promiscuus, from + .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Promiscuous(adj)

    consisting of individuals united in a body or mass without order; mingled; confused; undistinguished; as, a promiscuous crowd or mass

  2. Promiscuous(adj)

    distributed or applied without order or discrimination; not restricted to an individual; common; indiscriminate; as, promiscuous love or intercourse

Freebase

  1. Promiscuous

    "Promiscuous" is a song recorded by Canadian recording artist Nelly Furtado for her third studio album Loose. It features vocals from American producer and rapper Timbaland. The song was written by Furtado, Timothy "Attitude" Clayton, Timbaland and Nate "Danja" Hills, with the latter pair handling production of the song. The song's lyrics, which were penned by Furtado and Clayton, feature a conversation between a man and woman who call each other a promiscuous boy or girl. "Promiscuous" was released as the lead single from Loose in North America in early 2006, and as the second single elsewhere in mid-2006 except in Latin America, where the single was released as the third single in late 2006. The song had received positive reviews, with some critics calling it the highlight of Loose. "Promiscuous" was an international success and it had become Furtado's first number-one single in the US. It is the first number one by Canadian female artist since 1998's "I'm Your Angel" by R. Kelly & Céline Dion on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song also topped the chart in New Zealand and peaked within the top ten on many charts across Europe. It had won "Best Pop Single of the Year" at the 2006 Billboard Music Awards and received a nomination for the "Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals" at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards. The music video for the single features scenes of Furtado and Timbaland, in what Furtado describes as a "verbal Ping-Pong game". Cameo appearances are made by Keri Hilson, Justin Timberlake and Bria Myles.

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