[big-uh-muh s]


having two wives or husbands at the same time; guilty of bigamy.
involving bigamy.

Origin of bigamous

1860–65; < Late Latin bigamus, equivalent to bi- bi-1 + Greek -gamos -gamous
Related formsbig·a·mous·ly, adverbun·big·a·mous, adjectiveun·big·a·mous·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for bigamous

Contemporary Examples of bigamous

  • Grayson is the second prominent Democrat in the past two centuries to be accused of being in a bigamous marriage.

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    Congressman Accuses Wife Of Bigamy

    Ben Jacobs

    April 29, 2014

Historical Examples of bigamous

Word Origin and History for bigamous

1690s; see bigamy + -ous.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper