nonheterosexual

adjective

non·​het·​ero·​sex·​u·​al ˌnän-ˌhe-tə-rō-ˈsek-sh(ə-)wəl How to pronounce nonheterosexual (audio)
-ˈsek-shəl
: not heterosexual
nonheterosexual sex/relationships/people
nonheterosexual noun
nonheterosexually adjective

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web An increasing number of young adults identify as nonheterosexual and noncisgender, according to a new global survey from Ipsos. NBC News, 9 June 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1960, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nonheterosexual was in 1960

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“Nonheterosexual.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonheterosexual. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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