ho·​mo·​phile ˈhō-mə-ˌfī(-ə)l How to pronounce homophile (audio)

Examples of homophile in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The homophile movement of the 1950s was followed by the gay liberation movement of the 1970s. Caren Cooper, Discover Magazine, 21 July 2014 With the rise of the fledgling homophile movement in the 1950s, activists began publicly contemplating the idea. New York Times, 30 May 2021

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Word History


hom- + -phil entry 2

First Known Use

1945, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of homophile was in 1945

Dictionary Entries Near homophile

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“Homophile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homophile. Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

Medical Definition


ho·​mo·​phile ˈhō-mə-ˌfīl How to pronounce homophile (audio)
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