[ puh-lij-uh-nist ]

  1. a person who practices or favors polygyny.

Origin of polygynist

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

Words Nearby polygynist

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How to use polygynist in a sentence

  • 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