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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The practice of marrying into an equal or more prestigious social group or caste.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Act or practice of seeking a spouse of higher socioeconomic status, or caste status than oneself.

Etymologies

From hyper- + -gamy (Wiktionary)

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  • Or legs that can't stop dancing.

    May 21, 2008

  • Or, really big legs.

    May 20, 2008

  • The tendency for a woman to marry up, with respect to social status, education, income, etc. (From WordCraft)

    May 20, 2008