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Definition of homophobe

: a person characterized by homophobia

Examples of homophobe in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 The second verse is about homophobes and the people picketing outside our concerts. Abby Aguirre, Vogue, "Taylor Swift on Sexism, Scrutiny, and Standing Up for Herself," 8 Aug. 2019 Policy swings Critics denied Johnson as lazy, racist, misogynist, and a homophobe during his successful attempt to become London mayor in 2008. Phil Boucher, Fortune, "What Can We Expect From Boris Johnson? Scandals, Screw-Ups, Quips, and Comebacks," 23 July 2019 Its usual spokespeople, who carefully maintain the appearance of a plurality of opinion when times are calm, have unanimously compared protesters to racists, anti-Semites, homophobes, plotters, and troublemakers. . . Christopher Ketcham, Harper's magazine, "A Play with No End," 22 July 2019

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First Known Use of homophobe

1964, in the meaning defined above

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14 Feb 2020

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“Homophobe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homophobe. Accessed 16 Feb. 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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