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

Definition of monogamist

: one who practices or upholds monogamy

Examples of monogamist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As if having to hear her ill-informed take on coronavirus wasn't enough, Kelly annoyingly ends the episode by first suggesting Elizabeth try being a serial monogamist like her, and then throwing her in the pool. Marcus Jones,, "The Real Housewives of Orange County," 26 Nov. 2020 This is extremely hard for me as a serial monogamist. Love, "I’ve stopped my serial monogamy to work on myself," 30 Mar. 2020 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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First Known Use of monogamist

circa 1721, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of monogamist was circa 1721

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“Monogamist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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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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