Dictionary.com

single standard

Save This Word!

noun
a single set of principles or rules applying to everyone, as a single moral code applying to both men and women, especially in sexual behavior.Compare double standard.
QUIZ
QUIZ YOURSELF ON “ITS” VS. “IT’S”!
Apostrophes can be tricky; prove you know the difference between "it’s" and "its" in this crafty quiz!
Question 1 of 8
On the farm, the feed for chicks is significantly different from the roosters’; ______ not even comparable.

Origin of single standard

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use single standard in a sentence

FEEDBACK