[Ads-l] Antedating of "Heterosexual" (Noun)

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Mon Jan 22 11:59:47 UTC 2018

heterosexual, n. (OED 1920)

1892 J. A. Symonds _Letter to Havelock Ellis_ 3 Nov. in Sean Brady _John Addington Symonds and Homosexuality_ (2012) 229  The Urning, if he is permitted to indulge his instinct, obtains the same relief & feeling of refreshment as the heterosexual does.

Fred Shapiro

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