hetero

noun
het·​ero | \ˈhe-tə-ˌrō \
plural heteros

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hetero adjective

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In cis hetero relationships, many women are unable to negotiate details such as use of a condom or whether to get pregnant. Tlaleng Mofokeng, Teen Vogue, "Sexual Pleasure Is a Human Right," 14 Sep. 2018 That means that in hetero relationships, there are a lot of times when women carry your emotional burdens as well as their own. Sophia Benoit, GQ, "What to Say When Your Girlfriend Is Having a Meltdown," 11 May 2018 But these sub-populations in hetero-resistant bacteria appear genetically identical to their susceptible counterparts. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Deadly superbug just got scarier—it can mysteriously thwart last-resort drug," 9 Mar. 2018 Many of his pictures, including some of his greatest, are, to put it bluntly, swoony hymns to hetero-normativity. Glenn Kenny, New York Times, "Review: In ‘Submergence,’ a Love Story Sunk by Geopolitics," 12 Apr. 2018 This salon employs hetereo/non-hetero individuals and this just truly sucks. Fox News, "Ivanka Trump's visit to Iowa salon sparks social media backlash," 21 Mar. 2018 In the lab, however, the researchers can explore the cryptic resistance, called hetero-resistance. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Deadly superbug just got scarier—it can mysteriously thwart last-resort drug," 9 Mar. 2018 This problem is magnified in hetero dating scenarios. Sophia Benoit, GQ, "How to End a Conversation Without Looking Like an Asshole," 8 Mar. 2018 Also, this writing has been a decidedly cis hetero male perspective. Tunde Wey, San Francisco Chronicle, "Black women are the future of the food industry," 15 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of hetero

1933, in the meaning defined above

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hetero

noun
het·​ero | \ˈhet-ə-ˌrō \
plural heteros

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