[ pol-ee-am-er-ee ]

  1. the practice or condition of participating simultaneously in more than one serious romantic or sexual relationship with the knowledge and consent of all partners.

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Origin of polyamory

First recorded in 1990–95; poly- + Latin amor “love” (see amorous) + -y3; patterned after polygamy

Other words from polyamory

  • pol·y·am·o·rist, noun
  • pol·y·am·o·rous, adjective

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