homophile

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Etymology[edit]

From homo- + -phile.

Adjective[edit]

homophile (not comparable)

  1. (dated) Homosexual, gay or lesbian, having a sexual or romantic preference for persons of one's own gender; used to emphasize love over sex.
  2. (chiefly historical) Of or pertaining to the “homophile movement”, a gay activist movement that used this term in English.

Noun[edit]

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homophile (plural homophiles)

  1. (dated) A homosexual, a gay man or lesbian, one who has a sexual or romantic preference for persons of one's own gender; used to emphasize love over sex.

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