Origin of promiscuous
Examples from the Web for promiscuous
War makes strange bedfellows and the U.S. has certainly been promiscuous before choosing its allies in past wars.America Has an Unannounced ISIS Strategy, And It Involves Iran|Jacob Siegel|September 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This “promiscuous” invocation of religious freedom would deny equal rights to those with different religious convictions—or none.How ‘Religious Freedom’ Is Hurting Everyone’s Freedom|Robert Shrum|March 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The actress described her character, Edie, as a “singular voice on the show” who was colorful and promiscuous.Nicollette Sheridan Testifies Marc Cherry Hit Her ‘Upside the Head’|Maria Elena Fernandez|March 2, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The Republicans are suffering from what Bill Maher recently dubbed a “promiscuous” problem with our candidates.
But, how shall we know the wisest and the best from the most depraved, in such a promiscuous throng as usually crowd a theatre?The Sheepfold and the Common, Vol. II (of 2)|Timothy East
Workmen then took apart the three cars and threw the disjointed remains into a promiscuous heap.The Age of Big Business|Burton J. Hendrick
At that striking of the common chord I saw them heave, promiscuous and unanimous, up the steps to the stage.The Jimmyjohn Boss and Other Stories|Owen Wister
The harness was piled, promiscuous, upon the wagon tongue, soaking up the dew.Roads of Destiny|O. Henry
Northward of the twin-peaks the hills rise in "promiscuous prominence."Bancroft's Tourist's Guide Yosemite|A.L. Bancroft
British Dictionary definitions for promiscuous
Word Origin for promiscuous
Word Origin and History for promiscuous
c.1600, people or things, "mingled confusedly, grouped together without order, consisting of a disorderly mix; indiscriminate," from Latin promiscuus "mixed, indiscriminate, in common, without distinction," from pro- "forward" (see pro-) + miscere "to mix" (see mix (v.)). Meaning "indiscriminate in sexual relations" recorded by 1857, from promiscuity. The Latin adjective was used with conubia (e.g. between patricians and plebeians). Related: Promiscuously.