Etymology
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homophile (n.)

1960, from homo- (2) "homosexual" + -phile. An attempt to coin a word for a homosexual person as part of a social group, rather than a sexual deviant.

updated on October 27, 2013

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Definitions of homophile from WordNet
1
homophile (n.)
someone who is sexually attracted to persons of the same sex;
Synonyms: homosexual / homo / gay
2
homophile (adj.)
homosexual or arousing homosexual desires;
Synonyms: gay / queer
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.