[muh-nog-uh-muh s]


practicing or advocating monogamy.
of or relating to monogamy.

Nearby words

  1. monofil,
  2. monofilament,
  3. monogametic,
  4. monogamic,
  5. monogamist,
  6. monogamy,
  7. monogenean,
  8. monogenesis,
  9. monogenetic,
  10. monogenic

Also monogamic.

Origin of monogamous

1760–70; < Late Latin monogamus < Greek monógamos marrying only once. See mono-, -gamous

Related formsmo·nog·a·mous·ly, adverbmo·nog·a·mous·ness, nounnon·mo·nog·a·mous, adjectivenon·mo·nog·a·mous·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for monogamous



"having but one wife or husband at a time," 1770, from Medieval Latin monogamus, from Greek monogamos "marrying only once" (see monogamy).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper