American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A person, such as a spouse or lover, with whom one shares a long-term sexual relationship.
- n. A person, such as a family member or close friend, who is important or influential in one's life: "The most important variable in successful smoking cessation is the support of significant others in the new nonsmoker's life” ( Carolyn Reuben).
- n. a person (not necessarily a spouse) with whom you cohabit and share a long-term sexual relationship
“Another villager could tell who a person's significant other was: for Goody, Gwenny.”
“Your best friend’s significant other hits on you—and not in a cute in-front-of-your-best-friend sort of way.”
“There is nothing more frustrating than sitting down to a bowl of fruit while your significant other slathers butter on a slice of bacon and asks you to pass the half-and-half.”
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All sorts of names or terms for romantic partners: vague, clinical, physical, sleazy, cheesy, co-dependent, demeaning, sarcastic, or the dutifully committed. This is to provide a wide-range of le...
dedicated to my man Steven, without whom i would be addicted to drugs, lying in a gutter, hating myself, or hooking somewhere :)
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