Meaning of het in English:


Pronunciation /hɛt/


  • Heterosexual.

    • ‘bisexual or het women’
    • ‘When I talk about needing lesbian community, my het friends are offended on some level and ask if it really makes a difference.’
    • ‘Yet the premise of the show - that a bar can provide the sense of community lonely city dwellers lack - was, and is, at least as relevant to homos as to hets.’
    • ‘Of course, some people who say they're straight really do want it (because they're not really straight), and some hets are willing to be led for a walk on the wild side if the invitation comes from the right person at the right moment.’
    • ‘I want to support Lesbians who are concerned about this & say: Often, if you know who the writer actually is, they are bisexual or het women, or even men, writing as Lesbians.’
    • ‘Homoerotic or just plain erotic, it can be hard to tell, as characters slip between gay and het, male and female, child and adult.’
    • ‘And, while we're at it, is it possible to make pornography (in particular, het pornography) that is not anti-feminist?’
    • ‘Most het women only see female genitalia in photographs and video.’
    • ‘There was more tenderness in these exchanges than you see in most vanilla het porn.’
    • ‘Adoption agencies will have to give equal weight to applications from non-married het couples and gay couples, I suppose.’
    • ‘I have heard a claim that male gay relationships last longer on average than het ones, so if he's arguing that monogamy is ‘natural’ (and people like him usually do), then I'd like to see how he deals with that fact.’
    • ‘Dante took me to a party, the attendees of which were mostly gay, with the exception of one het couple.’
    • ‘I wouldn't care about marriage, & I, as a life-loving Lesbian, never wanted to get married, except that it is the only way in the near future that we will be able to have the rights that married hets have now.’
    • ‘Which brings up an interesting point, how come they don't have any sites like this for us hets?’
    • ‘He was very patient with them, but I can see why more hets don't talk about it openly.’
    • ‘As more than one op-ed person has pointed out, if ‘protecting het marriages’ is a national priority, why not outlaw divorce and up the penalties for adultery?’
    • ‘Certainly there are those within these communities who disagree with my use of the word, but I am most often chastised for saying it by straight people who would probably turn a deaf ear if another het said it instead.’


  • A heterosexual person.