Last modified on 19 September 2014, at 19:48

May-December

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • May-to-December, May and December

EtymologyEdit

From the lyrics to the Kurt Weill/Maxwell Anderson song "September Song", about such a relationship, which includes the line "It's a long, long time from May to December".

AdjectiveEdit

May-December (not comparable)

  1. Pertaining to a relationship in which one person is much older than the other.
    • 2013, Katherine Arcement, "Diary", London Review of Books, vol. 35, no. 5:
      Whatever fantasy you can’t act out in real life can be fulfilled in fan fiction. May-December relationships are very popular, as are boys transforming into girls.

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