Definition of Uranist in US English:



  • 1A person who advocated the literary merits of the Sonnet à Uranie by V. de Voiture (1597–1648) over those of a sonnet on Job by I. de Benserade (1613–91), in a dispute which divided the French literary world in the mid 17th cent. Now historical and rare.

  • 2A (male) homosexual. Compare "Uranian". Now chiefly historical.


Early 18th century.