hommi

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

An alteration and shortening of now obsolete hómósexúalisti.

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hommi m (genitive singular homma, nominative plural hommar)

  1. a homosexual male, a gay male
  2. (offensive) a faggot, a fag

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  • Although the word hommi can be used maliciously, it is the word mainly used when referring to homosexuals, and is itself used a lot by homosexuals. It is perhaps viewed in the same way as gay; i.e. a more casual and less dated word over being gay (beating lengthy words like homosexuality and in Icelandic; samkynhneigð). The term hommar og lesbíur is most often used about gays and lesbians.

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