sap·​phism | \ ˈsa-ˌfi-zəm How to pronounce sapphism (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web Most of the women who come for an evening of unabashed sapphism with Skirt Club identify as straight, says LeJeune, a former Bloomberg journalist currently married to a man. Wednesday Martin, The Hollywood Reporter, "Inside 'Skirt Club,' Hollywood and New York's "High Glamour" Sex Party for Women Only," 9 June 2017

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First Known Use of sapphism

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sapphism

Sappho + -ism; from the belief that Sappho was homosexual

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The first known use of sapphism was circa 1890

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“Sapphism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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