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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: The practice of having two or more female partners.
From Greek poly- (many) + -gyny (woman). Ultimately from the Indo-European root gwen- (woman), quean, banshee, zenana, gynecology, and gynophobia (the fear of women). Earliest documented use: 1780.
A counterpart of this term is polyandry, the practice of having two or more male partners. The generic term is polygamy, having two or more partners.
“King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s critics say his naming of a consort represents the return of polygyny to the royal court.”
Shashank Bengali; A Royal Consort’s Charm Offensive; Los Angeles Times; Nov 18, 2020.
See more usage examples of polygyny in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
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