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Definition of homophobe

: a person characterized by homophobia

Examples of homophobe in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cupcakke takes a stand for her LGBTQ fans by spending the whole track roasting any and every homophobe on earth. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "The 50 Best LGBTQ Songs of the 2010s: Staff Picks," 22 Nov. 2019 During their southbound trip, the duo meet dozens of new characters who, on any other television program, would be drawn as over-the-top characatures of homophobes and racists. Stephen Daw, Billboard, "RuPaul and Michael Patrick King Break Down the Stunning Drag Numbers From 'AJ and the Queen'," 14 Jan. 2020 Many mainstream politicians are vocal homophobes, which appeals to some Confucian traditionalists and evangelical Christians. The Economist, "Hecklers outnumber gay-festival-goers in South Korea," 5 Sep. 2019 Financial Times Twitter ads Twitter has apologized for letting advertisers target hate groups such as neo-Nazis and homophobes. David Meyer, Fortune, "The case for a health care futures market," 16 Jan. 2020 Granted with money, resources, and celebrity, these crusaders are addicts, murderers, racists, rapists, homophobes, and more. Maya Phillips, The New Yorker, "“Watchmen,” “The Boys,” and the False Hope That Superheroes Can Save Us," 17 Dec. 2019 Bolsonaro, a former Army captain whose followers call him the Legend, is an unabashed racist, homophobe, and misogynist. Jon Lee Anderson, The New Yorker, "Blood Gold in the Brazilian Rain Forest," 4 Nov. 2019 But honestly, this journey has shown me that, in reality, most people are not racists, homophobes, or misogynists. Lale Arikoglu, Condé Nast Traveler, "Jessica Nabongo on What Visiting 195 Countries Has Taught Her," 16 Oct. 2019 The artists behind the song, who all hail from Puerto Rico, call out Rosselló by name and describe him as a homophobe and a dictator. Rachel Yang, EW.com, "Bad Bunny, iLe, and Residente release protest song against Puerto Rico governor," 18 July 2019

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First Known Use of homophobe

1964, in the meaning defined above

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10 Apr 2020

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“Homophobe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homophobe. Accessed 2 Jun. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of homophobe

: a person who hates or is afraid of homosexuals or treats them badly

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