mo·​nog·​a·​mist mə-ˈnä-gə-mist How to pronounce monogamist (audio)
: one who practices or upholds monogamy

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The two women were discussing being serial monogamists in the past, along with what Ratajkowski is looking for in a partner now. Alyssa Bailey, ELLE, 5 Apr. 2023 The ex-boozer monogamist and the Chateau-dwelling free spirit hate each other, might love each other. Darren Franich,, 1 Mar. 2023 The Islamic attitude toward women shares much with the Hindu monogamist view, while in African societies women are much more independent economic actors, albeit within a patriarchal context. Razib Khan, Discover Magazine, 30 Jan. 2012 The show documents the life of a polygamist family that becomes essentially monogamist in later seasons, which includes father Kody Brown, his four wives and their 18 children. al, 11 Sep. 2022 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,, 26 Nov. 2020 This is extremely hard for me as a serial monogamist. Love, 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1721, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of monogamist was circa 1721

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“Monogamist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

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mo·​nog·​a·​mist mə-ˈnäg-ə-məst How to pronounce monogamist (audio)
: a person who practices or upholds monogamy
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