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heterosexism

[het-er-uh-sek-siz-uh m]
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noun
  1. a prejudiced attitude or discriminatory practices against homosexuals by heterosexuals.

Origin of heterosexism

Related formshet·er·o·sex·ist, noun, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for heterosexist

heterosexism

noun
  1. discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, practised by heterosexuals against homosexuals
Derived Formsheterosexist, adjective, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for heterosexist

adj.

"characteristic of discrimination against homosexuals," 1979; see hetero- + sexist. Related: Heterosexism (1979).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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