POSSLQ


POSSLQ
POSSLQ (Persons of the Opposite Sex Sharing Living Quarters) unmarried people sharing households (coined by the U.S. Census Bureau during the 1970s)

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  • POSSLQ — (pronEng|ˈpɒsəlkjuː) is abbreviation (or acronym) for Persons of Opposite Sex Sharing Living Quarters, a term coined in the late 1970s by the United States Census Bureau as part of an effort to more accurately gauge the prevalence of cohabitation …   Wikipedia

  • POSSLQ — 1979, acronym of person of opposite sex sharing living quarters; but it was never an official category …   Etymology dictionary

  • POSSLQ — /pos euhl kyooh /, n., pl. POSSLQs, POSSLQ s. either of two persons, one of each sex, who share living quarters but are not related by blood, marriage, or adoption: a categorization used by the U.S. Census Bureau. [p(erson of the) o(pposite)… …   Universalium

  • POSSLQ — [[t]ˈpɒs əlˌkyu[/t]] n. pl. POSSLQs, POSSLQ s cvb person of the opposite sex sharing living quarters • Etymology: 1975–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • POSSLQ — /pos euhl kyooh /, n., pl. POSSLQs, POSSLQ s. either of two persons, one of each sex, who share living quarters but are not related by blood, marriage, or adoption: a categorization used by the U.S. Census Bureau. [p(erson of the) o(pposite)… …   Useful english dictionary

  • posslq — abbreviation persons of the opposite sex sharing living quarters …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • POSSLQ — Person Of Opposite Sex Sharing Living Quarters …   Abbreviations SMS and Internet

  • POSSLQ — Persons of the Opposite Sex Sharing Living Quarters …   Glossary of chat acronyms & text shorthand

  • POSSLQ — abbr. and/or acronym. Person of the opposite sex sharing living quarters …   American Life League. Abbreviations and acronyms

  • Charles Osgood — For the psychologist, see Charles E. Osgood. Charles Osgood Birth name Charles Osgood Wood, III Born January 8, 1933 (1933 01 08) (age 78) New York City Show The Osgood File Network …   Wikipedia


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