promiscuous

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin prōmiscuus (mixed, not separated), from prō (forth) + misceō (mix).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pɹəˈmɪs.kju.əs/
  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

promiscuous (comparative more promiscuous, superlative most promiscuous)

  1. Made up of various disparate elements mixed together; of disorderly composition.
    Synonym: motley
  2. Made without careful choice; indiscriminate.
    A sail caught by a promiscuous wind.
  3. (derogatory) Having many sexual partners, especially if indiscriminate in choosing said sexual partners.
  4. (networking) The mode in which an NIC gathers all network traffic instead of getting only the traffic intended for it.

Derived terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]