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significant other


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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One's romantic partner, regardless of marital status or gender.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person (not necessarily a spouse) with whom you cohabit and share a long-term sexual relationship


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  • Another villager could tell who a person's significant other was: for Goody, Gwenny.

    Pet Peeve

  • Your best friend’s significant other hits on you—and not in a cute in-front-of-your-best-friend sort of way.

    go ahead, ASK ME

  • 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.

    The Flex Diet


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