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polyamory

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noun poly·am·ory \ˌpä-lē-ˈa-mə-rē\

Definition of polyamory

plural poly·am·ories

  1. :  the state or practice of having more than one open romantic relationship at a time

poly·am·or·ist play \-rist\ noun
poly·am·o·rous play \-ˈa-mə-rəs, -ˈam-rəs\ adjective


Origin of polyamory

polyamorous (from poly- + amorous) + 2-y


First Known Use: 1994


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