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sapphism

[saf-iz-uh m] /ˈsæf ɪz əm/
noun
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; Sapph(o) + -ism
Related forms
sapphist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for sapphist

sapphism

/ˈsæfɪzəm/
noun
1.
a less common word for lesbianism See lesbianism
Word Origin
C19: after Sappho, who is believed to have been a lesbian
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Word Origin and History for sapphist

Sapphism

n.

"homosexual relations between women," 1890; see Sapphic + -ism.

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sapphist in Medicine

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

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