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noun [countable] one-night stand pronunciation in British English
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singularone-night stand
pluralone-night stands
  1. 1
    a situation in which two people have sex once and then do not have a relationship with each other
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    1. a.
      a person that someone has sex with once and then does not have a relationship with
  2. 2
    a play, concert etc that is performed for only one night in a particular place

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