Homo meaning

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Any of a genus (Homo) of hominids, consisting of existing humans (H. sapiens) and certain extinct species of humans (H. erectus and H. habilis)
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(colloquial, often pejorative) Short form of homosexual.

I heard that she's a homo, but she hasn't come out of the closet yet.

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Used in combination with mock Latin adjectives to indicate a type of person or to characterize humans generally, often for humorous effect.

Homo apatheticus.

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A prefix meaning “same,” as in homogamous, having the same kind of flower.
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(uncountable, dated, US, Canada) Homogenized milk with a high butterfat content.
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(colloquial, sometimes pejorative) Of or pertaining to homosexuality.
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(not comparable, Canada, US) Homogenized; almost always said of milk with a high butterfat content.
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(chemistry) Highest occupied molecular orbital.
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Homo is defined as being a human which is part of the genus Homo of hominids, or is offensive slang for a homosexual.

An example of a homo is a human.

An example of a homo is an offensive term for a gay man.

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Used as a disparaging term for a gay man or lesbian.
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A genus of primates that includes modern humans (Homo sapiens) and several extinct species.
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Same; like.

Homophone.

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Same, equal, like.

Homograph.

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A genus of primates that includes modern humans (Homo sapiens) and several extinct species.
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Origin of homo

  • Gr homo- < homos, same

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

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

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

  • Latin homō man dhghem- in Indo-European roots

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

  • Short for homosexual

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

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

    From Wiktionary