significant other

noun

Definition of significant other

  1. :  a person who is important to one's well-being; especially :  a spouse or one in a similar relationship

Examples of significant other in a sentence

  1. Before you make such an important decision, you should talk it over with your significant other.

  2. <she has threatened to divorce her significant other if he doesn't stop gambling>

1940

First Known Use of significant other

1940


SIGNIFICANT OTHER Defined for English Language Learners

significant other

noun

Definition of significant other for English Language Learners

  • : someone that you have a romantic relationship with : your husband, wife, boyfriend, or girlfriend


Medical Dictionary

significant other

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noun significant oth·er \-ˈəth-ər\

Medical Definition of significant other

  1. :  a person who is important to one's well-being; especially :  a spouse or one in a similar relationship


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