homo [hoh-moh] ExamplesWord Origin noun, plural ho·mos. Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive.
- a contemptuous term used to refer to a homosexual, especially a male homosexual.
Origin of homo by shortening Homo [hoh-moh] noun
- (italics) the genus of bipedal primates that includes modern humans and several extinct forms, distinguished by their large brains and a dependence upon tools.Compare .
- Informal. (sometimes lowercase)
- a member of the genus Homo.
- the species Homo sapiens or one of its members.
Origin of Homo 1590–1600; Latin homō man; OL hemō the earthly one (see); akin to Latin hūmānus ; cognate with Old English guma, Old Irish duine, Welsh dyn man, Lithuanian žmónės men homo-
- a combining form appearing in loanwords from Greek, where it meant “same” (homology); on this model, used in the formation of compound words (homomorphic).
Also especially before a vowel,. Origin of homo- Greek, combining form of homós one and the same; akin to Sanskrit sama-; see ecce homo [ech-ey hoh-moh, ek-ey for 1; ek-see hoh-moh, ek-ey for 2] Latin.
- “Behold the man!”: the words with which Pilate presented Christ, crowned with thorns, to his accusers. John 19:5.
- Art. a painting, statue, or other representation of Christ crowned with thorns.
Examples from the Web for homo Contemporary Examples of homo
Understanding odds has never been a strength of Homo sapiens.
November 19, 2014
The results are in and Homo habilis, our primate forebear, has won another round.
December 29, 2013
During Koch’s 1977 mayoral primary against Mario, posters of mysterious origin appeared saying, “Vote for Cuomo, Not the Homo”.
February 4, 2013
But in terms of beneficial public-health impact, nothing Homo sapiens has invented thus far outpaces the vaccine.
January 18, 2013
“Vote for Cuomo, Not the Homo,” the anonymous posters urged.
January 11, 2013
Historical Examples of homo
Was the oldest ‘Homo sapiens’ pliocene or miocene, or yet more ancient?
Thomas H. Huxley
“There’s somebody coming down the main drive,” whispered Homo.
“You are greatly interested in a grass fire,” said Homo curiously.
Then she suddenly withdrew her gaze from the sky and looked Homo straight in the face.
“On your own head be it,” said Homo, his hard face creased in a fleeting smile.
British Dictionary definitions for homo homo 1 noun plural -mos
- informal short for
homo 2 noun
- Canadian informal homogenized milk
- a genus of hominids including modern man (see Homo sapiens) and several extinct species of primitive man, including Homo habilis and Homo erectus
Word Origin for Homo Latin: man Ecce Homo noun
- a picture or sculpture of Christ crowned with thorns
Word Origin for Ecce Homo Latin: behold the man, the words of Pontius Pilate to his accusers (John 19:5) homo- combining form
- being the same or likehomologous; homosexual Compare
Word Origin for homo- via Latin from Greek, from homos same Word Origin and History for homo n.
short for(n.), attested by 1929; usually contemptuous.
word-forming element meaning “same, the same, equal, like,” before vowels hom-, from Greek homos “one and the same,” also “belonging to two or more jointly,” from PIE *somos (cf. Sanskrit samah “even, the same,” Lithuanian similis “like,” Gothic sama “the same,” samana “together;” see).
word-forming element meaning “homosexual,” abstracted since early 20c. from, and ultimately identical to (1).
Latin, literally “behold the man” (John xix:5).
homo in Medicine homo- pref.
- Same; like:homotype.
homo in Science homo-
- A prefix meaning same, as in homogamous, having the same kind of flower.
homo in Culture Homo [(hoh-moh)]
Theto which human beings belong. The genus Homo includes and other closely related to today’s humans, such as Homo erectus.