mo·​nog·​a·​mist | \ mə-ˈnä-gə-mist How to pronounce monogamist (audio) \

Definition of monogamist

: one who practices or upholds monogamy

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Ezra Shaw/Getty Images PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Gary Woodland grew up a serial monogamist, in love, depending on the season, with basketball, baseball and golf. Karen Crouse, New York Times, "How Basketball and Baseball Helped Gary Woodland Master Golf," 17 June 2019 After all, even die-hard monogamists tend to feel pangs of desire for others. Tara Struyk, Glamour, "7 Polyamory Myths It's Time to Stop Believing," 1 Feb. 2018

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circa 1721, in the meaning defined above

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mo·​nog·​a·​mist | \ mə-ˈnäg-ə-məst How to pronounce monogamist (audio) \

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: a person who practices or upholds monogamy

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