For fun and usefulness, here’s a new word for all those polyamorists who were missing a word to describe their committed affection to and admiration for oiled people.
Tah dahhhh! :)
noun (pl. -ies)
1. A subset of polyamory, describing the desire, willingness or practice of cultivating concurrent affectionate and emotionally intimate relationships with more than one informed and consenting oiled person at a time
2. A subset of polyamory, describing the desire, willingness or practice of cultivating multiple concurrent affectionate and emotionally intimate relationships with informed and consenting people who may be oiled with more than one variety of oil at a time
From a thread on FetLife in which Ozme52 quoted a mock-objection to the mixed Greek and Latin roots of ‘polyamory’ (as seen on a t-shirt). In response, vrimj offered ‘oiligamory‘ as a root-congruent substitute constructed from a combination of ‘oligopoly‘ (a marketing term) and ‘polyamory’.
An enquiry revealed that ‘oiligamory’ was an unintended mis-spelling of ‘oligamory’,
Recognising the need for a word describing polyamorous relationships with oiled people, ‘oiligamory’ became ‘oilyamory’, and thus this definition page was conceived.
From oil + -y + -amory
oil from Middle English oile ‘olive oil’, from Anglo-Norman olie, from Latin oleum ‘oil, olive oil’, from Ancient Greek ἔλαιον (elaion) ‘olive tree’, from ἐλαία (elaía) ‘olive’, supplanted Old English æle
-y suffix ‘having the quality of’, from Old English -ig and Proto-Germanic -īǥa- and *-aǥa-, from Proto-Indo-European *-qo-. Cognate with Old Saxon -ag, -ig (Dutch -ig), Old High German -ag, -īg (German -ig), Old Norse – agr, -igr; and with Welsh -eg, Latin -icus, Ancient Greek -ικος, Sanskrit -इक
-amory suffix from Latin amor ‘love’.
Etymology with help from Wiktionary, and IPA with help from Wikipedia.
Image reproduced here with kind permission of the subject. Thank you. :)