homophile

[ hoh-muh-fahyl ]
/ ˈhoʊ məˌfaɪl /

noun

a gay person, especially a gay man.

adjective

advocating or supportive of the interests, civil rights, and welfare of gay people: a homophile activist organization.

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Origin of homophile

First recorded in 1945–50; homo- + -phile, on the model of homosexual
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British Dictionary definitions for homophile

homophile
/ (ˈhəʊməˌfaɪl, ˈhɒm-) /

noun

a rare word for homosexual
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