The Alternative Icelandic Dictionary: hommi

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Entry definition

hommi etymology An alteration and shortening of now obsolete hómósexúalisti. pronunciation
  • /ˈhɔmːɪ/ {{rhymes}}
noun: {{is-noun}}
  1. a homosexual male, a gay male
  2. (offensive) a faggot, a fag
  • Although the word hommi can be used maliciously, it is the word mainly used when referring to homosexuals, and is itself used a lot by homosexuals. It is perhaps viewed in the same way as gay; i.e. a more casual and less dated word over being gay (beating lengthy words like homosexuality and in Icelandic; samkynhneigð). The term hommar og lesbíur is most often used about gays and lesbians.
related terms:
  • hómó

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