significant other

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significant other

n.
A spouse or long-term sexual or romantic partner.

significant other

n
informal US a spouse or lover

signif′icant oth′er


n.
1. a person who has great influence on one's behavior and self-esteem.
2. a spouse or cohabiting lover.
[1955–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.significant other - a person (not necessarily a spouse) with whom you cohabit and share a long-term sexual relationship
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
lover - a significant other to whom you are not related by marriage
better half, married person, partner, spouse, mate - a person's partner in marriage
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