Definitioncouple, resting comfortably front to back like two matching spoons. This expression originated in the 1850s.
Quote: Brodie (Jason Lee) explains to T.S. (Jeremy London) and Gwen (Joey Lauren Adams) why his relationship with Rene failed in Mallrats (1995):
-- Brodie: ' You know how when someone lays with their back to you and you lay behind 'em really close and you throw one arm over 'em? '
-- T.S.: ' It's called spooning.'
-- Brodie: ' Yeah, but you gotta put the other arm somewhere. You can either lay on it or just shove it between your bodies. The only other option is to stretch it above your head. But sometimes my arm pops out of socket when I'm sleeping like that. So I was constantly searching for someplace to keep my arm while still laying close to her.'
-- T.S.: ' And? '
-- Brodie: ' What do you mean 'and'? That's like a metaphor for our whole relationship.'
2. Australian term for a pimping. See pimp for synonyms.