sapphism

[ saf-iz-uh m ]
/ ˈsæf ɪz əm /

noun

Origin of sapphism

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

Related forms

sap·phist, 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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Medicine definitions for sapphism

sapphism

[ săfĭz′əm ]

n.

Lesbianism.
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