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Referring to women who are sexually or romantically attracted to other women. Applies to both lesbians and bisexual women, as it is only the same-sex attraction that matters, not any other attractions the women may have.

Originates from the Greek poet Sappho, a bisexual woman from the Isle of Lesbos, from which we get the term lesbian.
The sapphic women greatly enjoyed each others company.
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Literally of or for Sappho. Lesbian/ism.
The two girls enjoyed the delights of sapphic lovemaking.
by Anonymous August 14, 2003

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An adjective for a female-aligned person who feels romantic or sexual attraction to female-aligned people. This applies to female-aligned people who are not only lesbians, but also bisexual, pansexual, etc.
"I'm a women in love with another women, therefore I'm sapphic."

"Hayley Kiyoko has written songs about her loving girls, so she's sapphic."
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Sapphic ALWAYS refers to lesbian homosexuality in particular (never male) and also always refers to Fem-Fem lesbianism. Also, very importantly, implies some sort of witchcraft is involved. From Sappho, who was poetess of the Isle of Lesbos (600 BC). Thus, some understanding of Greek mythology is required to truly understand why the word means this.

Also, Sapphic engagements tend to always involve young (29 or younger- usually below 23) and beautiful girls that are untainted and have few, if any tattoos or piercings (unless they are totally attractive and symbolize their witchcraft or their allegiance with the dark side). The may have crazy dyed hair colors like blue if they are otherwise completely young and gorgeous.
Thus, they are definitely not like most real lesbians we are used to seeing, and are in fact, largely mythological. A fat T-primed bull dyke fingering her hairy-legged snagletoed friend named Zoƫ is absolutely not Sapphic

For some strange and unexplainable reason, (probably cosmic in nature), girls named Nina or Ninah, or any spelling of that name tend to be roommates with Sapphic sluts
The lesbians in "Four Rooms" are the perfect example of what Sapphic means.

Ninah, it doesn't surprise me at all that you're roommate is a Sapphic slut: no true nymphomaniac can ever be entirely satisfied with the dick alone
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a homosexual, usually female
That dike is Sapphic!
by contra November 20, 2003

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