ho·​mo·​so·​cial | \ ˌhō-mə-ˈsō-shəl How to pronounce homosocial (audio) \

Definition of homosocial

: of, relating to, or involving social relationships between persons of the same sex and especially between men

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from homosocial

homosociality \ ˌhō-​mə-​ˌsō-​shē-​ˈa-​lə-​tē How to pronounce homosociality (audio) \ noun

Examples of homosocial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Lighthouse’ is thin enough to invite plentiful interpretations about masculinity, homosocial relations and desire, even if its more suggestive theme is Wake’s punishing exploitation of Winslow. Mark Olsenstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Indie Focus: Laughs, tears and satire in ‘Jojo Rabbit’," 18 Oct. 2019 Elite institutions are set up to encourage this kind of homosocial behavior Stories like Dolphin’s and Ramirez’s, in particular, could happen anywhere. Tara Isabella Burton, Vox, "Brett Kavanaugh and the hidden cost of male bonding," 26 Sep. 2018 Directing the viewer's attention at times with little more than a disapproving stare, Meinhard guides us through what looks at first like a straightforward study of clashing cultures and homosocial group dynamics. Justin Chang, latimes.com, "Valeska Grisebach's 'Western' is a broodingly intelligent drama of culture clash," 19 Apr. 2018 But in subsequent Wayne-Ford films, women recede from the foreground, as romance gives way to homosocial bonding. Scott Stossel, WSJ, "Review: ‘Wayne and Ford,’ Co-creating Masculinity," 15 Dec. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'homosocial.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of homosocial

1968, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about homosocial

Time Traveler for homosocial

Time Traveler

The first known use of homosocial was in 1968

See more words from the same year

Statistics for homosocial

Cite this Entry

“Homosocial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homosocial. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on homosocial

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with homosocial

Comments on homosocial

What made you want to look up homosocial? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Original Meanings Quiz

  • rembrandt painting a young scholar and his tutor
  • Which of the following is the earliest known sense of the word awe?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!