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bigamous

[big-uh-muh s]
adjective
  1. having two wives or husbands at the same time; guilty of bigamy.
  2. involving bigamy.
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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

adj.

1690s; see bigamy + -ous.

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