so·​cio·​sex·​u·​al ˌsō-sē-ō-ˈsek-sh(ə-)wəl How to pronounce sociosexual (audio)
: of or relating to the interpersonal aspects of sexuality

Examples of sociosexual in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But, with his busy sociosexual schedule, Catcher can’t make time for Barbara. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 14 Feb. 2023 Surprisingly, the answers given by male and female subjects regarding sociosexual behaviour and mating preferences are predominantly congruent. Ncbi Rofl, Discover Magazine, 18 Mar. 2011

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Word History

First Known Use

1932, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sociosexual was in 1932

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“Sociosexual.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

Medical Definition


so·​cio·​sex·​u·​al -ˈseksh-(ə-)wəl, -ˈsek-shəl How to pronounce sociosexual (audio)
: of or relating to the interpersonal aspects of sexuality
sociosexual behavior
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