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lesbian

adjective les·bi·an \ ˈlez-bē-ən \
Updated on: 19 Apr 2018

Definition of lesbian

1 often capitalized : of or relating to Lesbos
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[from the reputed homosexual band associated with Sappho of Lesbos]
: of or relating to homosexuality between females

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First Known Use of lesbian

1567

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lesbian

noun

Definition of lesbian

: a woman who is a homosexual

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First Known Use of lesbian

circa 1890

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LESBIAN Defined for English Language Learners

lesbian

Definition of lesbian for English Language Learners

  • : a woman who is sexually attracted to other women : a female homosexual


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lesbian

adjective les·bi·an \ ˈlez-bē-ən \

medical Definition of lesbian

: of or relating to homosexuality between females

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lesbian

noun

medical Definition of lesbian

: a female homosexual


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