come-hither

come-hither
come-hitherness, n.
/kum'hidh"euhr, keuh midh"-/, adj.
inviting or enticing, esp. in a sexually provocative manner; beckoning: a come-hither look.
[1895-1900; adj., n. use of impv. phrase come hither]

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