homosocial

adjective
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

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Other Words from homosocial

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

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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

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First Known Use of homosocial

1968, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of homosocial was in 1968

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