May-September romance

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Etymology[edit]

From the metaphor of a year being the lifespan of a person, May being a time of relative youth and September being late in maturity.

Noun[edit]

May-September romance (plural May-September romances)

  1. A romantic relationship where one partner is significantly older than the other.
    The 40-year-old man and his 20-year-old girlfriend were involved in a May-September romance.

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