from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or concerning homosexual love and desire.
- adj. Tending to arouse such desire.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Arousing a homosexual desire.
- adj. Pertaining to homosexual love or desire
- adj. homosexual
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or concerning homosexual love
Sorry, no etymologies found.
The native North American peoples in these paintings are camping it up so much that the term homoerotic does not do them justice.
Why they ban a gay-friendly ad during a game so outwardly homoerotic is nothing short of capitulation to right-wing interests.
And, no disrespect to Wilt Chamberlain, but it will probably require a cultural shift to erase what Mr. Blackman described as the "homoerotic" connotations of very short shorts on men.
Some swear it was the ribald gang of rag-tag homoerotic bank robbers who stole the show.
The same site decries "a painting the Smithsonian itself describes in the show's catalog as 'homoerotic'."
Something about "homoerotic" and "ant-covered Jesus," combined with a mention of the Christmas season, seems to have struck the right nerve among right-wingers.
I can't imagine that "homoerotic" has been around for very long (relatively speaking), especially seeing as how homosexual didn't come along until almost the twentieth century.
Not long ago, I took a political blogger named billmon to task for insulting conservative bloggers he didn't like by using the word 'homoerotic' to describe their apparent fixation with America's heroic soldiery.
So, once again, I will take shelter in the Bill of Rights... while continuing to understand how billmon felt when I bitch slapped him for his use of the word 'homoerotic' as an insult.
But speaking of innuendo, apparently there are a few folks out there who think that there's some kind of "homoerotic" underpinning to the illustration, and as such undermines the character, or attacks family values, or some darn thing.
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