sapphism

sapphism

[saf-iz-uhm]
noun

Origin:
1885–90; Sapph(o) + -ism

sapphist, noun
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sapphism (ˈsæfɪzəm)
 
n
See lesbian a less common word for lesbianism
 
[C19: after Sappho, who is believed to have been a lesbian]

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sapphism sap·phism (sāf'ĭz'əm)
n.
Lesbianism.

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