POSSLQ

[ pos-uhl-kyoo ]
/ ˈpɒs əlˌkyu /

noun, plural POSSLQs, POSSLQ's.

either of two persons, one of each sex, who share living quarters but are not related by blood, marriage, or adoption: a categorization used by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Origin of POSSLQ

p(erson of the)o(pposite)s(ex)s(haring)l(iving)q(uarters)
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