Homosexual vs Molly - What's the difference?

homosexual | molly |


As nouns the difference between homosexual and molly

is that homosexual is a person who is attracted solely or primarily to others of the same sex while molly is a woman or girl, especially of low status.

As a adjective homosexual

is (of a person or animal) sexually attracted primarily to other members of the same sex either a male androphile or a female gynephile sometimes used in the sense of sole/exclusive attraction.

homosexual

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • (of a person or animal) Sexually attracted primarily to other members of the same sex. Being either a male androphile or a female gynephile.
  • * 1983 , Michael W. Ross, Homosexuality and Social Sex Roles :
  • "Significant results indicate that Swedes would choose a more masculine partner the more homosexual' they are, and that Finns would choose a more attractive partner the more ' homosexual they are."
  • (of a romantic or sexual act or relationship) Between two people of the same gender or same sex; gay.
  • My sister is currently in a homosexual relationship with a girl in her class .
    homosexual''' acts'', ''a '''homosexual kiss
  • Intended for or used by homosexuals, as a nightclub, a bar, etc.
  • Usage notes

    * Many homosexual people prefer to be referred to by the adjective (and noun) gay. * Many female homosexuals prefer to be referred to as (term). * Many people now avoid using the term homosexual because of the emphasis it places on sexuality. Those who consider it objectionable consider it especially so when it is used as a noun; here "gay man" and either "gay woman" or "lesbian" and their plural forms are considered more preferable by such individuals who feel this way about the term. Those who feel this way about the term might consider it less objectionable when used adjectivally, as in "a homosexual relationship", though they still might prefer such terms as "gay", "lesbian", or "same-sex" in those instances as well. * Pronunciation: The word "homosexual" derives from the Greek word for "same", which is traditionally pronounced /?h?m??/, /"[email protected]/ in words derived from it, rather than the Latin word , which is pronounced /?h??m??/, /"h?Um?U/ (RP) in English words derived from it. Hence the etymology indicates that the appropriate pronunciation of the vowel in the first syllable is /?/, /Q/, but the pronunciation with the long vowel /??/, /@U/ in this position is much more commonly heard, and is the only correct pronunciation of the shortened form homo. * Because of the similarity of to the Latin word for man, the term homosexual is sometimes interpreted as meaning "sexually attracted solely or primarily to [other] men".

    Synonyms

    * (sexually attracted solely or primarily to the same sex) gay, lesbian (used only of women), homo (derogatory) * (involving or relating to homosexuals) gay, lesbian (used only of women), same-sex * (intended for or used by homosexuals) gay, lesbian (used only of women) * (community) LGBT

    Antonyms

    * (sexually attracted solely or primarily to the same sex) heterosexual (hetero), straight, breeder * (involving or relating to homosexuals) heterosexual (hetero) * (intended for or used by homosexuals) heterosexual (hetero), straight

    Coordinate terms

    * (of humans) * (of humans) bi, hetero * (of humans) homoromantic

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A person who is attracted solely or primarily to others of the same sex.
  • Usage notes

    * Female homosexuals are also known as (term), a term preferred by many of them. As homosexual'' applies to people of either sex, the expression ''homosexuals and lesbians is a pleonasm and is best replaced by "homosexuals" or "lesbians" alone as appropriate, or "gay people" (see also the usage notes for the adjective, and for gay).

    Derived terms

    * fagmosexual

    Synonyms

    * This section is divided into two tables, one containing synonyms that generally are not derogatory and one containing those that generally are. However, note that the non-derogatory terms can nonetheless be used derogatorily, and that some of the derogatory ones are often used humorously and non-derogatorily by gays and allies. ; of either sex: * gay (but see usage notes at gay) * invert (dated psychological term) ; only of men: * company man ; only of women: * lesbian * sapphist ; of either sex: * bugger * fruit (especially US) * homo * moffie (South African slang) * queer ; only of men: * fag (US slang) * faggot (especially US) * pole-smoker * fairy * flamer (especially US) * nance, nancy, nancy boy * pansy * queen * pederast (chiefly if the partner is adolescent) * sodomite (but see usage notes at sodomite) * light in the loafers ; only of women: * lesbo (used only of women) * dyke * muff-diver * scissor sister

    molly

    English

    Noun

    (mollies)
  • A woman or girl, especially of low status.
  • (slang) An effeminate male, a male homosexual.
  • (slang) Pure MDMA powder.
  • A fish of the genus Poecilia .
  • A mollemoke.
  • A female cat; a she-cat.
  • A molly bolt.
  • Derived terms

    * mollycoddle

    See also

    * guppy