pomosexual

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From pomo (post-modern) +‎ sexual, playing on homosexual. Attested since the 1990s.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌpəʊməʊˈsɛksjʊəl/

Adjective[edit]

pomosexual (comparative more pomosexual, superlative most pomosexual)

  1. Rejecting, avoiding, or not fitting in any sexual orientation label, such as heterosexual, homosexual, asexual, pansexual, or bisexual.

Noun[edit]

pomosexual (plural pomosexuals)

  1. A pomosexual person.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Dalzell Victor Eds Staff; Eric Partridge (2006) The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English: J-Z, Taylor & Francis, →ISBN, page 1518: “pomosexual noun a person who will not be defined by his or her sexuality[.] US, 1997 A contrived play on 'post-modern' and 'homosexual'. 'Pomosexuality' is first recorded in 1995.”