gynecophile

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From gyneco- +‎ -phile; ultimately from Ancient Greek γυνή (gunḗ, woman, female) and φίλος (phílos, dear, beloved).

Noun[edit]

gynecophile (plural gynecophiles)

  1. Someone sexually attracted to women.
  2. A lesbian; a homosexual woman.
    • 2015, Wayne Dynes, Encyclopedia of Homosexuality. Volume II, London: Routledge, ISBN 1317368118, page 1333:
      Equivalent terms for lesbian relationships given by Hirschfeld were korophile, parthenophile, gynecophile, and graophile.

Adjective[edit]

gynecophile

  1. Marked by or involving sexual attraction to women.

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