POSSLQ

POSSLQ

[pos-uhl-kyoo]
noun, plural POSSLQs, POSSLQ's.
either of two persons, one of each sex, who share living quarters but are not related by blood, marriage, or adoption: a categorization used by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Origin:
p(erson of the) o(pposite) s(ex) s(haring) l(iving) q(uarters)

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POSSLQ
1979, acronym of person of opposite sex sharing living quarters; but it was never an official category.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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POSSLQ
person of the opposite sex sharing living quarters
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