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lesbianism

[lez-bee-uh-niz-uh m]
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noun
  1. homosexual relations between women.
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Origin of lesbianism

First recorded in 1865–70; Lesbian + -ism
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Word Origin and History for lesbianism

n.

1870, from lesbian + -ism.

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