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Definition of shack up

shack up

  • to hook up in a sexual manner and spend the night with someone. A person who shacks-up may be referred to as a "shacker."
    Who did you shack-up with last night?

    Last edited on Jul 25 2013. Submitted by Julie C. from Los Angeles, CA, USA on Apr 12 2002.

  • To live together, unmarried. This is a phrase I recall that was used in the 1950's. I don't know if it is still used.
    Tom and Sue decided to just shack up, not get married.

    Last edited on Mar 07 2003. Submitted by Don C. from Greensboro, NC 27410, USA on Mar 07 2003.

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Other terms relating to 'sex or not-quite-sex (ambiguous terms)':

Definitions include: to have sexual intercourse with (usually female).
Definitions include: a session of sex involving 3 people.
Definitions include: abbreviated form of "hook up".
Definitions include: a slice of paper.
Definitions include: a person who provides illegal drugs.
Definitions include: "sexual exploit".
Definitions include: to fuck around or freak some.
Definitions include: sex or sexual play.
Definitions include: a last-minute or previously unplanned request to meet up with someone with the intention of having sex (i.e. getting booty.)
Definitions include: to cheat on one's significant other.
Definitions include: sexual contact.
Definitions include: to engage in sexual activity; "fool around".
Definitions include: to engage sexually with a person.
Definitions include: to engage in intimate sexual activities; "mess around".
Definitions include: sex or sexual play.

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Other terms relating to 'shack':

Definitions include: to spend the night with someone.

Other terms relating to 'up':

Definitions include: a secret advantage.
Definitions include: to misbehave.
Definitions include: acronym of "all fucked up."
Definitions include: well dressed, wearing makeup, etc.
Definitions include: doing something emphatically.
Definitions include: energetic due to consumption of a stimulant.
Definitions include: to increase.
Definitions include: to contribute one's share.
Definitions include: to mess up.
Definitions include: to make something like ass.
Definitions include: strange, stupid; "weird".
Definitions include: stupid.
Definitions include: strange / stupid.
Definitions include: to move away from.
Definitions include: to call someone to halt, particularly when the intention is to rob.

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