Definition of homosexual noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌhəʊməˈsekʃuəl//
, BrE//ˌhɒməˈsekʃuəl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌhoʊməˈsekʃuəl//
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a person, usually a man, who is sexually attracted to people of the same sex a practising homosexual He came out as a homosexual after his mother died. compare bisexual, gay, heterosexual, lesbian Word Originlate 19th cent.: from homo- ‘same’ + sexual.

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