Definition of sapphism in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsafɪz(ə)m/


[mass noun] formal or humorous
Example sentences
  • Which is why Queensland's finest are on their way to Malaysia - home of the world's only herd of wild cattle - to prove that a carefree life of leisure reduces the incidence of bovine sapphism.
  • Indeed, Australian researchers recently demonstrated that sapphism among cows may well be caused by environmental pressures and the stress of domestication.
  • Of course, it's been a few years since the press first declared that sapphism was no longer subversive but chic, and much of the fuss has subsided.


Late 19th century: from Sappho + -ism.

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