Question: Where does hook up come from?

hookup (n.) also hook-up, connection, 1903, from verbal phrase hook up, which is attested from 1825 in reference to yarn; 1925 as establish a link with. The noun is from 1922 of radio sets, later of television broadcasts. Modern slang verbal sense of to meet for sex is attested by 2003.

What is hooking up slang for?

Hooking up is used to describe a sexual encounter (vaginal, anal, or oral sex) between two people who are not in a dating or serious relationship and do not expect anything further, their study says.

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