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heterosexism

[ het-er-uh-sek-siz-uhm ]
/ ˌhɛt ər əˈsɛk sɪz əm /
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noun

a prejudiced attitude or discriminatory practices against gay people by heterosexuals.

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Origin of heterosexism

First recorded in 1980–85; hetero(sexual) + sexism

OTHER WORDS FROM heterosexism

het·er·o·sex·ist, noun, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for heterosexism

heterosexism
/ (ˌhɛtərəʊˈsɛkˌsɪzəm) /

noun

discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, practised by heterosexuals against homosexuals

Derived forms of heterosexism

heterosexist, adjective, noun
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