Etymology of One-Night Stand

By Xah Lee. Date: .

Etymology of One-Night Stand

Just learned the One-night stand today. Quote:

Originally, a one-night stand was a single theatre performance, usually by a guest performer(s) on tour, as opposed to an ongoing engagement. Today, however, the term is more commonly defined as a single sexual encounter, in which neither participant has any intention or expectation of a relationship to come out of it.

This reminds me of Murray Head's One Night in Bangkok music video. Lots of allusions, history, and idioms there. You should learn about:

See: Murray Head - One Night in Bangkok.