mo·​nog·​y·​ny mə-ˈnä-jə-nē How to pronounce monogyny (audio)
: the state or custom of having only one wife at a time

Word History


mono- + -gyny

First Known Use

1876, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of monogyny was in 1876

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Cite this Entry

“Monogyny.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jun. 2023.

Last Updated: - Definition revised
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