Definition of bigamist in US English:



  • See bigamy

    • ‘Apparently the first wives of bigamists did not always care to chase down their absconding husbands.’
    • ‘Some women, hearing nothing for years, assumed that they were widows and married again, only for their soldier husbands to return from the wars, rendering them unwitting bigamists.’
    • ‘But Margaret's husband had been a bigamist: did that disqualify her great-granddaughter?’
    • ‘Covered by a trail of new names, false claims, and new marital arrangements, deserters and bigamists often lurked just beyond the reach of the law.’
    • ‘Even the Marquis himself does not know whether his son was legitimate or not; or whether his wife is a bigamist.’