Last modified on 1 September 2014, at 07:15

homosocial

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From homo- +‎ social.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /həʊmə(ʊ)ˈsəʊʃəl/

AdjectiveEdit

homosocial (not comparable)

  1. Pertaining to homosociality, to social interaction with the same sex.
    • 2003, Barbara J. Bank, Contradictions in Women's Education (ISBN 0807743631), page 111:
      In practice, however, the line between heterosocial and heterosexual relationships is rarely seen as rigid and impenetrable. Instead, male-female friendships are often seen — by others if not by the participants — as having sexual and romantic potential. In contrast, much social effort goes into maintaining the line between homosocial and homosexual relationships []
    • 2012, Faramerz Dabhoiwala, The Origins of Sex, Penguin 2013, p. 129:
      Even at its most intense, though, such ‘homosocial’ friendship, both in fiction and in reality, was meant to be distinguished from homosexual acts and tendencies.

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