heterosexism

[het-er-uh-sek-siz-uh m]

noun

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

discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, practised by heterosexuals against homosexuals
Derived Formsheterosexist, adjective, noun
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Word Origin and History for heterosexist
adj.

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

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