from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person who has three wives; someone who commits trigamy.
- n. A person who has a third marriage.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who has been married three times; also, one who has three husbands or three wives at the same time.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who has been thrice married; especially, ono who has three wives or three husbands at the same time. Sometimes used attributively.
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Hiram Maxim, accused trigamist, suspected draft dodger, and self-taught inventor from backwoods Maine, who decamped for London, where he invented the first true automatic weapon, the Maxim machine gun.
Hiram Maxim, an accomplished cad, suspected draft dodger, and accused trigamist, presented multiple and conflicting accounts of the origins of the Maxim gun.
A _trigamist_ is one who has been _three_ times _married_; especially one who has three wives or three husbands at the same time.
In an ordinary detective tale the investigator discovers that some amiable-looking fellow who subscribes to all the charities, and is fond of animals, has murdered his grandmother, or is a trigamist.
According to general opinion, the multiplication of marriages does not increase the number of irregularities contracted; so the bigamist and trigamist equally incur only one irregularity.
Hippolytus (ix. 12) that by the beginning of the 3d century the rule of monogamy for the clergy was well established, since he complains that in the days of Callistus ` digamist and trigamist bishops, and priests and deacons, began to be admitted into the clergy. '
Magdalene with the will, and the family Bible and their marriage certificate, and tell her she is a trigamist, and they will make trouble for her if she don't do right by 'em, Magdalene sobs out, 'Oh, Heaven, I am lost!' and falls in a dead faint from which she don't come out for six weeks.
You don't look like you had an aunt that was a trigamist, 'says he.
An egomaniacal trigamist, cad and draft dodger, he gave the world the first truly automatic weapon.
Hiram Maxim, the sadist and possible trigamist, Chivers says, who developed one of the first viable automatic weapons.