irrational hatred or fear of homosexuals or homosexuality
Origin of homophobiahomo(sexual) + -phobia
Fear, hatred, or mistrust of lesbians and gay men.
Origin of homophobiahomo(sexual) -phobia
(countable and uncountable, plural homophobias)
- Fear, dislike, or hate of gays and lesbians.
homo (from homosexual) + -phobia, coined in 1971 by George Weinberg in Society and the Healthy Homosexual.