homophobia

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noun ho·mo·pho·bia \ˌhō-mə-ˈfō-bē-ə\

Definition of homophobia

  1. :  irrational fear of, aversion to, or discrimination against homosexuality or homosexuals

homophobic

play \ˌhō-mə-ˈfō-bik\ adjective

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First Known Use of homophobia

1969


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homophobia

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noun ho·mo·pho·bia \ˌhō-mə-ˈfō-bē-ə\

Medical Definition of homophobia

  1. :  irrational fear of, aversion to, or discrimination against homosexuality or homosexuals

homophobe

\ˈhō-mə-ˌfōb\play noun

homophobic

\ˌhō-mə-ˈfō-bik\play adjective

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