Meaning of homoerotism in English:


Pronunciation /ˌhəʊməʊˈɛrətɪz(ə)m/ /ˌhɒməʊˈɛrətɪz(ə)m/ /ˌhəʊməʊɪˈrɒtɪz(ə)m/


rare Psychology
  • Sexual or romantic attraction to, or engagement in sexual activity with, people of one's own sex; homosexuality.

    On the possible connotations and relationship with related terms, compare the note at "homoerotic".


Early 20th century; earliest use found in Ernest Jones (1879–1958). From homo- + erotism, apparently originally coined to render German Homoerotik; compare German †Homoerotismus, and see note at homoerotic.