homoeroticism

[hoh-moh-i-rot-uh-siz-uh m]

noun

a tendency to be sexually aroused by a member of the same sex.

Also ho·mo·er·o·tism [hoh-moh-er-uh-tiz-uh m] /ˌhoʊ moʊˈɛr əˌtɪz əm/.

Origin of homoeroticism

First recorded in 1915–20; homo- + eroticism
Related formsho·mo·e·rot·ic [hoh-moh-i-rot-ik] /ˌhoʊ moʊ ɪˈrɒt ɪk/, adjective
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Related Words for homoerotic

homosexual, lesbian, homophile, gay, Sapphic

British Dictionary definitions for homoerotic

homoerotic

adjective

of, concerning, or arousing sexual desire for persons of one's own sex

homoeroticism

homoerotism (ˌhəʊməʊˈɛrəˌtɪzəm)

noun

eroticism centred on or aroused by persons of one's own sex
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Word Origin and History for homoerotic
adj.

also homo-erotic, 1916, from homo- (2) "homosexual" + erotic.

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