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homophobia

[hoh-muh-foh-bee-uh] /ˌhoʊ məˈfoʊ bi ə/
noun
1.
unreasoning fear of or antipathy toward homosexuals and homosexuality.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60; homo(sexual) + -phobia
Related forms
homophobic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for homophobic

homophobia

/ˌhəʊməʊˈfəʊbɪə/
noun
1.
intense hatred or fear of homosexuals or homosexuality
Derived Forms
homophobe, noun
homophobic, adjective
Word Origin
C20: from homo(sexual) + -phobia
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Word Origin and History for homophobic
adj.

by 1971, from homo- (2) "homosexual" + -phobia + -ic. Related: Homophobe; homophobia (which word is said to date from 1969).

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