serial marriage

serial monogamy

noun
a form of monogamy characterized by several successive, short-term marriages over the course of a lifetime.
Also called serial marriage.


Origin:
1970–75

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serial monogamy
 
n
the practice of having a number of long-term romantic or sexual partners in succession

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Main Entry:  serial marriage
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a lifestyle involving a series of short-lived marriages to different people
Etymology:  allusion to 'serial killing'
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