Homo Definition

hōmō
homines, homos
noun
homos
Used as a disparaging term for a gay man or lesbian.
American Heritage
Any of a genus (Homo) of hominids, consisting of existing humans (H. sapiens) and certain extinct species of humans (H. erectus and H. habilis)
Webster's New World
Webster's New World
Used in combination with mock Latin adjectives to indicate a type of person or to characterize humans generally, often for humorous effect.
Homo apatheticus.
American Heritage

(colloquial, often pejorative) Short form of homosexual.

I heard that she's a homo, but she hasn't come out of the closet yet.
Wiktionary
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prefix
Same; like.
Homophone.
American Heritage
affix
Same, equal, like.
Homograph.
Webster's New World
adjective

(colloquial, sometimes pejorative) Of or pertaining to homosexuality.

Wiktionary

(not comparable, Canada, US) Homogenized; almost always said of milk with a high butterfat content.

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abbreviation

(chemistry) Highest occupied molecular orbital.

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other
A prefix meaning “same,” as in homogamous, having the same kind of flower.
American Heritage Science

Other Word Forms of Homo

Noun

Singular:
homo
Plural:
homos

Origin of Homo

  • Greek from homos same sem-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • A clipping of words formed from Greek ὁμο- (homo-, meaning same).

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin homō man dhghem- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Gr homo- < homos, same

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • Short for homosexual

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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