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significant other

noun

Simple Definition of significant other

  • : someone that you have a romantic relationship with : your husband, wife, boyfriend, or girlfriend

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of significant other

  1. :  a person who is important to one's well-being; especially :  a spouse or one in a similar relationship

Examples of significant other in a sentence

  1. Before you make such an important decision, you should talk it over with your significant other.

  2. <she has threatened to divorce her significant other if he doesn't stop gambling>



1953

First Known Use of significant other

1953


Medical Dictionary

significant other

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noun significant oth·er \-ˈəth-ər\

Medical Definition of significant other

  1. :  a person who is important to one's well-being; especially :  a spouse or one in a similar relationship




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