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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈhɒməˌfəʊb], [ˈhəʊməˌfəʊb]
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Etymology 1Edit

Recent definition:

Back-formation from homophobia., equivalent to homo ‎(homosexual) +‎ -phobe

NounEdit

homophobe ‎(plural homophobes)

  1. (derogatory) A person who is opposed to homosexuals and homosexuality.
    • 1997, Fry, Stephen, Moab Is My Washpot: An Autobiography, London: Hutchinson, ISBN 9780091801618, LCCN 2002483525, OL 3646027M:
      That one can love another of the same gender, that is what the homophobe really cannot stand.
    • 2001 April 23, Rollins, Henry, Talk Is Cheap, Volume I:
      If you're against gay marriage, just be honest, put a scarlet 'H' on your shirt, and say, "I am a homophobe!"
    • 2006, Ordona, Robert, quoting Ang Lee, “"Brokeback Mountain" — as gay as it gets: An interview with Ang Lee”, in Gay.com[1], retrieved 2006-05-19:
      To me, Ennis stands for the conservative side of America. He's the biggest homophobe in the whole movie — culturally and psychologically — but by the time he admits his feelings, it's too late.
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Etymology 2Edit

Originally:

homo- ‎(same; man) +‎ -phobe

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NounEdit

homophobe ‎(plural homophobes)

  1. A person who fears sameness.
  2. A person who fears men.

FrenchEdit

AdjectiveEdit

homophobe m, f ‎(plural homophobes)

  1. homophobic

NounEdit

homophobe m, f ‎(plural homophobes)

  1. homophobe

GermanEdit

AdjectiveEdit

homophobe

  1. inflected form of homophob
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