Etymology
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homo (n.)

short for homosexual (n.), attested by 1929, usually contemptuous; as an adjective by 1933.

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Definitions of homo

homo (n.)
someone who is sexually attracted to persons of the same sex;
Synonyms: homosexual / homophile / gay
homo (n.)
any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage;
Synonyms: man / human being / human
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