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    women-loving-women: a term used to refer to women who are attracted to women, or to a woman who is attracted to women

    As "wlw" was coined by black lesbians, there is ongoing debate over whether the term is AAVE.

    The lesbian wondered if her crush was a wlw.

    Submitted by Anna from United States on 18/10/2016
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patio diplomacy

high-level diplomats meeting and dining in an informal environment e.g. a party or club

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