oneitis

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Etymology[edit]

one +‎ -itis

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  • IPA(key): /wʌnˈaɪtɪs/
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Noun[edit]

oneitis (uncountable)

  1. (slang) Attraction towards a single potential partner to the exclusion of other possible partners.
    • 2008, Zander Martin, The Players:
      Oneitis is more likely to attack chicks than dudes for reasons of biological conditioning, habitation, mother-child relationship and other scientific crap.
    • 2011, Neil Strauss, The Game and Rules of the Game:
      But in the past eight months, I hadn't felt even a tremor of oneitis. In fact, every woman I met seemed disposable and replaceable.

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