monogamist

noun
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 The title characters are complementary types: Fiona is an outgoing serial monogamist and a law-school dropout, Jane an insecure budding author who struggles with her bisexuality. Los Angeles Times, 3 Jan. 2022 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, EW.com, 26 Nov. 2020 This is extremely hard for me as a serial monogamist. Love Letters.com, 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, 17 June 2019 After all, even die-hard monogamists tend to feel pangs of desire for others. Tara Struyk, Glamour, 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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15 Jan 2022

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“Monogamist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/monogamist. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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monogamist

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

Medical Definition of monogamist

: a person who practices or upholds monogamy

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