noun, ho·mo often capitalized \ˈhō-(ˌ)mō\
plural homos

Definition of HOMO

:  any of a genus (Homo) of hominids that includes modern humans (H. sapiens) and several extinct related species (as H. erectus and H. habilis)

Origin of HOMO

New Latin Homin-, Homo, from Latin, human being — more at homage
First Known Use: 1591

Other Anthropology Terms

ectomorph, ethnography, prehistory, yurt


plural homos

Definition of HOMO

often disparaging
homo adjective, often disparaging

Origin of HOMO

by shortening
First Known Use: 1922
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