Definition of homophobe
: a person characterized by homophobia
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Democrats’ politically correct messaging derides opponents as deplorable racists, sexists, bigots, xenophobes, homophobes, Islamophobes and nativists.
Forget being an openly racist, nationalistic, sexist, Islamaphobic homophobe.
That distance was on display when congressional Republicans refrained from echoing Mr. Trump’s indictment of Mrs. Clinton over her saying that half his supporters were bigots, sexists and homophobes.
Wherever Benedict had traveled, he was hounded by protesters for being a reactionary, an abettor of child abuse, a homophobe, a Nazi.
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HOMOPHOBE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of homophobe for English Language Learners
: a person who hates or is afraid of homosexuals or treats them badly
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