fornicate 1[fawr-ni-keyt] ExamplesWord Origin verb (used without object), for·ni·cat·ed, for·ni·cat·ing.
- to commit .
Origin of fornicate 1 1545–55; Late Latin fornicātus (past participle of fornicārī to consort with prostitutes), equivalent to Latin fornic- (stem of fornix) arch, vault, basement, brothel + -ātusRelated formsfor·ni·ca·tor, noun Related Words for fornicating Examples from the Web for fornicating Contemporary Examples of fornicating
He said he had no idea how the mayor had come to be quoted apparently preemptively reprimanding Prince Harry for “fornicating.”
November 8, 2011
Historical Examples of fornicating
And after some reproofs of the fornicating king, he addeth these further stories.
British Dictionary definitions for fornicating fornicate 1 verb
- (intr) to indulge in or commit fornication
Derived Formsfornicator, nounWord Origin for fornicate C16: from Late Latin fornicārī, from Latin fornix vault, brothel situated therein fornicate 2fornicated adjective
- biology arched or hoodlike in form
Word Origin for fornicate C19: from Latin fornicātus arched, from fornix vault Word Origin and History for fornicating fornicate v.
1550s, from Late Latin fornicatus, past participle of fornicari (see). Perhaps in some cases a back-formation from fornication. Related: Fornicated; fornicating.