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[pos-uh l-kyoo] /ˈpɒs əlˌkyu/

noun, plural POSSLQs, POSSLQ’s.
either of two persons, one of each sex, who share living quarters but are not related by blood, marriage, or adoption: a categorization used by the U.S. Census Bureau.

1979, acronym from person of opposite sex sharing living quarters; it never was an official category.
person of the opposite sex sharing living quarters


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