polygynist

[ puh-lij-uh-nist ]
/ pəˈlɪdʒ ə nɪst /

noun

a person who practices or favors polygyny.

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Origin of polygynist

First recorded in 1875–80; polygyn(y) + -ist
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Example sentences from the Web for polygynist

  • It may now be asked why the polygynist nations have not gravitated to monogamy, like the latter-day saints of Salt Lake City.

    Getting Married|George Bernard Shaw