open marriage

See synonyms for open marriage on
  1. a marriage in which the partners agree that each is free to have sexual relationships with other partners.

Origin of open marriage

First recorded in 1970–75

Words Nearby open marriage Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use open marriage in a sentence

  • Such was the blended truth, irony, and wit with which Héloïse dissuaded Abélard from open marriage.

  • Uncle Richard, if that clandestine marriage with Sarah Pepper was valid, why the open marriage five months later?

    Crestlands | Mary Addams Bayne
  • Agnes preferred an open marriage as least in consequences, and involving every trouble in the brave outset.

    Bohemian Days | Geo. Alfred Townsend

British Dictionary definitions for open marriage

open marriage

  1. a marriage in which the partners are free to pursue their own social and sexual lives

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