a contemptuous term used to refer to a gay person, especially a gay man.
Other definitions for Homo (2 of 3)
the genus of bipedal primates that includes modern humans and several extinct forms, distinguished by their large brains and a dependence upon tools.: Compare archaic Homo.
Facetious. (used in made-up taxonomic expressions to denote a type of human being): The door opens, and in walks Homo stupidus.
Other definitions for homo- (3 of 3)
a combining form appearing in loanwords from Greek, where it meant “same” (homology); on this model, used in the formation of compound words (homomorphic).
- Also especially before a vowel, hom-.
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How to use homo in a sentence
Understanding odds has never been a strength of homo sapiens.A Doctor Explains Why Cruise Ships Should Be Banned | Kent Sepkowitz | November 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In some very real sense, 21st-century Hollywood has forgotten how to use living, breathing homo sapiens in action movies.Game of Thrones’ 'The Watchers on the Wall': The Battle of Castle Black Is One For the Ages | Andrew Romano | June 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The results are in and homo habilis, our primate forebear, has won another round.The Top 10 Diets of 2013 Are All Useless (Except to Book Publishers) | Kent Sepkowitz | December 29, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
During Koch's 1977 mayoral primary against Mario, posters of mysterious origin appeared saying, “Vote for Cuomo, Not the homo”.
But in terms of beneficial public-health impact, nothing homo sapiens has invented thus far outpaces the vaccine.
He'd reveal definite indications of belonging to homo Sapiens only when drinking beer and talking about his holes.The Holes and John Smith | Edward W. Ludwig
But what about the other doctrine, which he declares to be a part of the same programme — homo Mensura — the Protagorean formula?
He at the same time announces that his theory rests upon a principle opposed to the “homo Mensura” of Protagoras.
At an early part of the period to which this chapter belongs, the famous volume entitled “Ecce homo” was published.Recollections of a Long Life | John Stoughton
His last book, “Ecce homo,” an autobiography, contains all the premonitory symptoms of the threatening tragedy.German Problems and Personalities | Charles Sarolea
British Dictionary definitions for homo (1 of 4)
informal short for homosexual
British Dictionary definitions for homo (2 of 4)
Canadian informal homogenized milk
British Dictionary definitions for Homo (3 of 4)
a genus of hominids including modern man (see Homo sapiens) and several extinct species of primitive man, including Homo habilis and Homo erectus
British Dictionary definitions for homo- (4 of 4)
being the same or like: homologous; homosexual Compare hetero-
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Scientific definitions for homo-
A prefix meaning same, as in homogamous, having the same kind of flower.
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Cultural definitions for Homo
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