sapiosexual

[ sey-pee-oh-sek-shoo-uh l ]
/ ˌseɪ pi oʊˈsɛk ʃu əl /

noun

a person who finds intelligence to be a sexually attractive quality in others.

adjective

noting or relating to such a person.

Nearby words

  1. sapiens,
  2. sapient,
  3. sapiential,
  4. sapiently,
  5. sapindaceous,
  6. sapir,
  7. sapir, edward,
  8. sapir-whorf hypothesis,
  9. sapless,
  10. sapling

Origin of sapiosexual

First recorded in 2000–05; sapi(ent) + -o- + sexual

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