Kinsey



Alfred Charles, 1894–1956, U.S. zoologist; directed studies of human sexual behavior.
Contemporary Examples

The hero is one Kinsey Millhone, who sounds less like a private eye than a natural-gas concern.
Do I Have to Read Sue Grafton? William Boot December 20, 2009

Like a Kinsey Report for the big-data era, there’s a gold mine of findings here to titter about.
Heartache by the Numbers and OkCupid’s Founder Has Got Yours Will Doig October 5, 2014

It is called The Intimate World of Abraham Lincoln, by the distinguished gay member of the Kinsey Institute, Dr. C. A. Tripp.
Yale’s Conspiracy of Silence Larry Kramer April 23, 2009

It reads more like a historical document, the Kinsey report on the sex lives of the rich and famous.
Confessions of a Sex Escort to the Stars: Scotty Bowers’s Memoir, ‘Full Service’ Ramin Setoodeh February 17, 2012

Historical Examples

His belt fitted trim and taut, and was polished as his boot-tops; Kinsey’s sank down over the left hip, and was worn brown.
Waring’s Peril Charles King

This is a respectable neighborhood, and I’m not answering any Kinsey report, understand?
Teething Ring James Causey

His sabre gleamed in the moonbeams, and Kinsey’s old leather-covered sword looked dingy by contrast.
Waring’s Peril Charles King

Captain Kinsey, of Company C, was severely wounded, and never returned.
In The Ranks R. E. McBride

However, when he reached the ice, and when Pennell located the “Fram,” he had to write and admit that Kinsey was right.
The Wanderings of a Spiritualist Arthur Conan Doyle

They tell a story here about Kinsey, the late and unlamented.
Le Petit Nord Anne Elizabeth Caldwell (MacClanahan) Grenfell and Katie Spalding

noun
Alfred Charles. 1894–1956, US zoologist, who directed a survey of human sexual behaviour
Kinsey
(kĭn’zē)
American biologist and zoologist noted for his studies of human sexuality. He published Sexual Behavior in the Human Male in 1948 and Sexual Behavior in the Human Female in 1953 (commonly known as the Kinsey reports), based on interviews with 18,500 Americans about their sexual practices. The reports revealed a greater variety of sexual behavior than had previously been suspected and received widespread attention in the scientific community and among the general public. The reports have been criticized for their statistical limitations and especially for the restricted nature of the sample, consisting almost exclusively of white, middle-class men and women, primarily under age 35.

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