homophobic : Common Errors in English

About homophobic

Some object to this word—arguing that it literally means“man-fearing,” but the “homo” in “homosexual” and in this word does not refer to the Latin word for “man,” but is derived from a Greek root meaning “same” while the “-phobic” means literally “having a fear of,” but in English has come to mean “hating.” “Homophobic” is now an established term for “prejudiced against homosexuals.”

homophobic Meaning(s)

  • (s) prejudiced against homosexual people

homophobic in News

  1. Project of the Day: A Homophobic Dad Gets Tricked on a Camping Trip

    Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite. In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments. "Winning Dad" Tweetable Logline: A young man tricks his homophobic father into a camping trip with his secret boyfriend. Elevator Pitch: Colby's dad knows his son is gay, but he doesn't like ...
    on June 14, 2013 Source: indieWIRE

  2. U. of C., fraternity try to get to bottom of racist, homophobic prank

    The University of Chicago and spokesmen for a fraternity that received boxes scrawled with a racist and homophobic slur say they are trying to find out who sent the boxes so that person can be held accountable. The prank, revealed exclusively Thursday by Chicago Sun-Times columnist Mary Mitchell, involved two mailings of empty boxes addressed to “Reggin Toggaf” at the Phi Delta Theta fraternity ...
    on June 14, 2013 Source: Chicago Sun-Times

  3. Student-Produced Homophobic Video Surfaces at Local School

    A student-produced video alleged to contain homophobic statements has been removed from the internet, but remains the talk of the day at T.C. Williams High School.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: NBC Washington

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