homophobia

[ hoh-muh-foh-bee-uh ]
/ ˌhoʊ məˈfoʊ bi ə /
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noun

unreasoning fear of or antipathy toward homosexuals and homosexuality.

Origin of homophobia

First recorded in 1955–60; homo(sexual) + -phobia
Related formsho·mo·pho·bic, adjective
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homophobia

/ (ˌhəʊməʊˈfəʊbɪə) /

noun

intense hatred or fear of homosexuals or homosexuality
Derived Formshomophobe, nounhomophobic, adjective

Word Origin for homophobia

C20: from homo (sexual) + -phobia
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Word Origin and History for homophobic

homophobic


adj.

by 1971, from homo- (2) "homosexual" + -phobia + -ic. Related: Homophobe; homophobia (which word is said to date from 1969).

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