sapphism

[ saf-iz-uhm ]
/ ˈsæf ɪz əm /

noun

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Origin of sapphism

First recorded in 1885–90; Sapph(o) + -ism

OTHER WORDS FROM sapphism

sapphist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for sapphism

sapphism
/ (ˈsæfɪzəm) /

noun

a less common word for lesbianismSee lesbianism

Word Origin for sapphism

C19: after Sappho, who is believed to have been a lesbian
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Medical definitions for sapphism

sapphism
[ săfĭz′əm ]

n.

Lesbianism.
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