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noun

1.) A fear of or aversion to homosexuals

2.) A term used by some heterophobes to avoid any real debate or discussion on the matter of homosexuality.
"Well, your arguments are pointless because you're just an ingnorant homophobe!"
by Relyas February 17, 2005
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A homophobe is a person who is intolerant of homosexuals. Homophobe comes from the word homophobia, meaning either fear or hatred of homosexuals. The issue of the word is a matter of its different usage by people with different ideologies, and actual meaning of the word is misunderstod frequently by both liberals and conservatives. On the right, reactionaries may construe the word to be insulting their moral character. Such staunch conservatives may themselves be homophobic or refuse to accept homosexuality, though such prejudices may be unfounded, used as a general derogatory term towards the right, especially the Christian right. In comparison, on the left, the tendency is to assume it means anyone who disapproves of a homosexual lifestyle. But, a practicing Christian might not approve of homosexuality or endorse it without expressing a fear or hatred of homosexuals, and in fact, this interpretation is the official stand many churches take on the issue.
The Roman Catholic Church is not run by homophobes. The Westboro Baptist Church, however, is.
by ReeseRH December 09, 2005
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Someone who is AFRAID of homosexuals. This does not mean that they are intolerant, that they discriminate against, or that they hate gay people.
Just because you oppose gay marriage does not mean that you are a homophobe.
by Jess July 06, 2005
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someone thats scared of homos.
I'm a homophobe. Gay eople scare me shitless.
by chrissy April 12, 2003
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A term that is used to describe a person, or persons that have a hatred of, or, less commonly, a fear of homosexuals, usually this fear or hatred tends to be irrational in nature.A Homophobe usually tends to be deeply religious by nature, and is as such because the Bible refutes against homosexuality.
My brother is what can be described as a homophobe.I am not very spiritual, but I do acknowledge the fact that the bible states that homosexuality is an abomination before God.
by Phaenixdrools March 26, 2007
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Scared of gay people turning violent or their children turning gay, not necessarily scared of gay people even though that's what people claim for simplicity sake.
What a homophobe, he doesn't let his son play with the gay kid Stephen.
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noun: someone afraid of homosexuality or homosexuals. Originating from the word homophobia.

NOTE ON WORD'S USAGE: Many people confuse the meaning of this word and like to call people who HATE homosexuals homophobes because there isn't a word that has been created yet to describe these people. It is very inaccurate to call someone who HATES homosexuals a homophobe.
Homosexual: you hate me so your a stupid homophobe

Other person: Me hating you is not the same as being afraid of you, you dumb ignorant fag.
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