bi-curious

adjective

bi-cu·​ri·​ous ˌbī-ˈkyu̇r-ē-əs How to pronounce bi-curious (audio)
-ˈkyər-
variants or less commonly bicurious
: characterized by an openness to or curiosity about having sexual relations with a person whose sex differs from that of one's usual sexual partners : curious about exploring or experimenting with bisexuality
I am nervous around Ava, and not sure what to say next, so she asks, "Are you straight, gay, or bi-curious?"Erika Schickel
I'm bi-curious but haven't found anyone to explore my sexuality with.Vibe

Examples of bi-curious in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Perhaps the most notable break with samurai-film tradition here is positing that several of the male characters, based on historical figures, were lovers, ex-lovers or just bi-curious. Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter, 25 May 2023 Your husband may be bisexual, gay or bi-curious. Abigail Van Buren, oregonlive, 22 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1984, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bi-curious was in 1984

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“Bi-curious.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bi-curious. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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