homo-:1. A prefix that is often misunderstood because it has two etymological meanings:
-- a) From the Greek homos meaning same / the same, as in homosexuality (same-sex love), homogenous (uniform). (The opposite is hetero- from the Greek heteros meaning different from);
-- b) From the Latin homo, meaning human / human being (a member of the genus Homo), as in Homo-sapiens , hominophobia , homicide.
3. Homo , a widespread abbreviation of homosexual ; pejorative when used by heterosexuals to refer to a male or female homosexual ; homos , refers derogatorily to homosexuals in general. A gay man was once referred to as a four-letter-man (H-O-M-O).
Quote: Gay slogan: ' Homosexuality is not a four-letter-word .'
See Also: bowls from both ends, boy herder, controsexual, cornholing, debut, feminosexual, four-letter man, gate-swinger, herosexual, hetero-, Homo sapiens, homo-, homogenic, homoism, homosexual, homosexuality, intersexual, isosexual, leather, phallus erectus, simulsex, simulsexual
Quotes Containing homo-:
The Principal (Louise Fletcher) to Richard (Jon Lovitz) a teacher at High School High (1996): ''I''ll have you kicked out of here faster than a homo at Fort Dix.''
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