ho·​mo·​phobe | \ ˈhō-mə-ˌfōb How to pronounce homophobe (audio) \

Definition of homophobe

: a person characterized by homophobia

Examples of homophobe in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After all, disseminating homophobe-baiting content is effortless when defended by the protective shield of anonymity, where real-world consequences to real-world actions are easily avoided. Kat Bouza, Rolling Stone, 19 Apr. 2022 Over the past two weeks, Gen Z has set its sights on Eminem, the monolithic rapper who’s sold tens of millions of albums while infuriating countless critics who branded him a misogynist, homophobe and abuse apologist over the last quarter-century. Bryan Rolli, Forbes, 12 Mar. 2021 The LGBTQ Community & Friends — Incumbent school board member Leslie Ellison, an outspoken homophobe who got 49.9% of the vote in the Nov. 3 primary, ultimately lost to newcomer Dr. J.C. Romero, an openly gay educator. Clancy Dubos, NOLA.com, 11 Dec. 2020 Cupcakke takes a stand for her LGBTQ fans by spending the whole track roasting any and every homophobe on earth. Billboard Staff, Billboard, 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, 14 Jan. 2020 Many mainstream politicians are vocal homophobes, which appeals to some Confucian traditionalists and evangelical Christians. The Economist, 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, 16 Jan. 2020 Granted with money, resources, and celebrity, these crusaders are addicts, murderers, racists, rapists, homophobes, and more. Maya Phillips, The New Yorker, 17 Dec. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of homophobe

1964, in the meaning defined above

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“Homophobe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homophobe. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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