[ het-er-uh-nawr-muh-tiv ]

  1. noting or relating to behavior or attitudes consistent with traditional male or female gender roles and the assumption of heterosexuality as the norm: our heteronormative culture.

Origin of heteronormative

First recorded in 1990–95; hetero(sexual) + normative

Other words from heteronormative

  • het·er·o·nor·ma·tiv·i·ty [het-er-uh-nawr-muh-tiv-i-tee], /ˌhɛt ər əˌnɔr məˈtɪv ɪ ti/, noun

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