centerfold "fold-out center spread of a magazine or newspaper," by 1954, from CENTER (Cf. center) + FOLD (Cf. fold) (n.2). Used especially for illustrations of comely women, hence "woman who poses as a centerfold model" (by 1965).

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  • centerfold — cen|ter|fold [ sentər,fould ] noun count the two pages that face each other in the center of a magazine a. these pages showing a photograph of someone with no clothes on b. someone who appears with no clothes on in the centerfold of a magazine …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • centerfold — cen•ter•fold [[t]ˈsɛn tərˌfoʊld[/t]] n. 1) jou the center foldout of a magazine or newspaper 2) a photograph of a nude or seminude person on a magazine centerfold 3) the person in such a photograph • Etymology: 1950–55, amer …   From formal English to slang

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