bigamous

[ big-uh-muh s ]
/ ˈbɪg ə məs /
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adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. big-room,
  2. big-tent,
  3. big-ticket,
  4. biga,
  5. bigamist,
  6. bigamously,
  7. bigamy,
  8. bigarade,
  9. bigarreau,
  10. bigass

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

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Word Origin and History for bigamous

bigamous

adj.

1690s; see bigamy + -ous.

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