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Why no word for male mistress??

by RosieWriter on January 13, 2014   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

There is no word for a male mistress. Mistress is defined as an adulterous, kept woman, "a woman having an extramarital sexual relationship, esp. with a married man" (Google).

Boy toy is not adulterous. And doesn't convey at all the same position in someone's life as mistress.

Adulterer is a more of a legal term.



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