different sex/romantic partners. To have
multiple girlfriends or wives, all of whom
know about each other and live
in the same house. Polygamy.
Originated thousands of years ago as a means of producing a large number of offspring, and as a status symbol, to show
off how many women and children a man could afford to provide for, and to display
virility. Now banned in most countries, but was once common practice, even in early Christendom: Charlamagne had multiple wives.
was recently popularized by one Ricky
Lackey, a convicted thief who, when
asked by the judge at his trial
how many children he had, replied: "None now, but I have
six on the way." When
the judge asked if he was marrying a woman who had six children, he replied "No, I be concubining." Meaning, of course, that he had 6 girlfriends, all of whom
Judge: "Do you have
Lackey: "No, but I have
six on the way."
Judge: "So, you're marrying a woman with six children?"
Lackey: "No, I be concubining."