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



BrE BrE//ˈlezbiən//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlezbiən//
(informal, offensive lezzy, lezzie
BrE BrE//ˈlezi//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlezi//
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a woman who is sexually attracted to other women lesbians and gays compare gay, homosexual Word Originlate 19th cent.: via Latin from Greek Lesbios, from Lesbos, home of Sappho, who expressed affection for women in her poetry, + -ian.Extra examples She came out as a lesbian in her teens. She’s an out lesbian. The singer has become a lesbian icon.