serial monogamy


noun

a form of monogamy characterized by several successive, short-term marriages over the course of a lifetime.

Nearby words

  1. seri,
  2. serial,
  3. serial correlation,
  4. serial extraction,
  5. serial killer,
  6. serial number,
  7. serial port,
  8. serial processing,
  9. serial radiography,
  10. serial rights

Origin of serial monogamy

First recorded in 1970–75

Also called serial marriage.

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British Dictionary definitions for serial monogamy

serial monogamy

noun

the practice of having a number of long-term romantic or sexual partners in succession
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