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.

    The Gun

  • Hiram Maxim, an accomplished cad, suspected draft dodger, and accused trigamist, presented multiple and conflicting accounts of the origins of the Maxim gun.

    The Gun

  • A _trigamist_ is one who has been _three_ times _married_; especially one who has three wives or three husbands at the same time.

    Orthography As Outlined in the State Course of Study for Illinois

  • 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.

    Gilbert Keith Chesterton

  • 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.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 2: Assizes-Browne

  • 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. '

    NPNF2-08. Basil: Letters and Select Works

  • 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.

    Flower of the Dusk

  • You don't look like you had an aunt that was a trigamist, 'says he.

    Flower of the Dusk

  • An egomaniacal trigamist, cad and draft dodger, he gave the world the first truly automatic weapon.

    The Guardian World News

  • Hiram Maxim, the sadist and possible trigamist, Chivers says, who developed one of the first viable automatic weapons.

    AK-47 Assault Rifle Inspires Flags, Vodka, Armies of Child Soldiers: Books - Bloomberg


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