Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Used as a disparaging term for a gay man or lesbian.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An element in some compounds of Greek origin, meaning ‘the same’: opposed to hetero-.
  • noun The typical and single genus of Hominidæ mankind; the human race.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun colloquial, often pejorative Short form of homosexual.
  • noun uncountable, dated, US, Canada Homogenized milk with a high butterfat content.
  • adjective colloquial (sometimes pejorative) Of or pertaining to homosexuality.
  • adjective not comparable (Canada, US) Homogenized; almost always said of milk with a high butterfat content.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
  • noun someone who practices homosexuality; having a sexual attraction to persons of the same sex

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Short for homosexual.]

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A clipping of words formed from Greek ὁμο- (homo-, meaning same).

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  • homo erectus

    July 15, 2009