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hetero

[het-uh-roh] /ˈhɛt əˌroʊ/
adjective
1.
Chemistry. of or relating to an atom other than carbon, particularly in a cyclic compound.
2.
Informal. heterosexual.
noun, plural heteros.
3.
Informal. a heterosexual person.
Origin of hetero
1930-1935
1930-35 for def 2; (in def 1) by shortening of heteroatom; (in def 2) by shortening of heterosexual; see -o
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hetero

/ˈhɛtərəʊ/
noun, adjective (pl) -os
1.
short for heterosexual
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hetero

adjective

Heterosexual (1933+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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