Share this entry

hetero Line breaks: het¦ero
Pronunciation: /ˈhɛt(ə)rəʊ/

Definition of hetero in English:

adjective& noun (plural heteros)

Short for heterosexual.
Example sentences
  • As if hetero couples and hetero sex isn't shoved in our faces on every street corner, in every GU clinic, at the doctors surgery, in our parental homes etc etc etc.
  • Now they are savvy, mostly because people are more out and so most heteros KNOW gay people.
  • Therefore, they say, benefits should be offered to both gay and hetero couples who want equal benefits but don't want to be committed to the institution of matrimony.

Definition of hetero in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day whippersnapper
Pronunciation: ˈwɪpəsnapə
a young, inexperienced person considered presumptuous or overconfident...