polygynist

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

a person who practices or favors polygyny.

Nearby words

  1. polygnotus,
  2. polygon,
  3. polygonaceous,
  4. polygonum,
  5. polygraph,
  6. polygynous,
  7. polygyny,
  8. polygyria,
  9. polyhedral,
  10. polyhedral angle

Origin of polygynist

First recorded in 1875–80; polygyn(y) + -ist

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Examples 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