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(Adult / Slang)
1. A homosexual, a person whose affectional and sexual orientation is towards members of the same sex. Although the word applies to both women and men (the differentiation is sometimes reinforced: gay man, lesbian woman), there is a sense that gay has been appropriated by men; many female homosexuals prefer to be known as lesbians ((From Lesbos; there is no corresponding eponym for a gay male.)

2. The state of being homosexual; homosexuality.

3. Homosexual; homoerotic; pertaining to homosexual culture and homosexual people.

Etymology: In 13 th century France, gai / gahi refered to the cult of courtly love , a euphemism of the time for same-sex love, and gai / gaiol was a homosexual lover. In 17 th England, gay expanded from its earlier meaning of cheerful to include men with a reputation for promiscuity. Gay Lothario appeared the English in 1703. In the 18 th century the word gay was often allied to a women or girls to mean promiscuos or prostitutes; to be gay / gay in the legs (groin or arse) meant to be promiscuous; gaying it meant to copulate; a gaying instrument was a penis, a gay house was a brothel. In the 1890s, gay meant carefree, informal; to get gay meant to take (hetero)sexual liberties unimaginable just a decade earlier. The adoption of that word by homosexuals for self description originated during WWII, possibly by the adaptation of gey cat or gay cat , a prison and hobo slang term in the 1930s for a male homosexual, especially the homosexual companion of an older tramp. From Lawrence Paros in The Erotic Tongue (1984): ' Gay did not become associated with simulsex (early-20 th C.) activity until the early part of the twentieth century, and then it was primarily underground. It didn't go public with this meaning until 1925, with the gay boy in Australia, and 1935 in the United States in the film Bringing Up Baby , in which Cary Grant donned a dress and commented how he had gone gay. Between 1955 and 1960, it captured everyone's fancy, culminating in the joyous outburst of the seventies.' Cary Grant, dressed in Katherine Hepburn's pink negligé, is aked by the aunt why is he so dressed; he jumps high up and shouts: ' Because I suddenly went gay! '

Quotes:

(1) C. Isherwood: ' Damned silly... A term which made us into frivolous idiots, sort of bliss-ninnies.'

(2) Vladimir Ivanoff (Robin Williams) a recent Russian immigrant to the US confronts a man who has been following him on the streets of New York in Moscow on the Hudson (1984):-- Vlad: ' FBI? '-- Man: ' FBI? No.'-- Vlad: ' KGB? '-- Man: ' KGB? No... G-A-Y.'-- Vlad: 'G?...A?...Y?... No! '

(3) Rachel (Liza D'Agostino) and Loretta (Nancy Allison Wolfe) in Bar Girls (1994):-- Rachel: ' Do you think I'm gay? '-- Loretta: ' What do you mean? '-- Rachel: ' Well, how do you know for sure? '-- Loretta: ' You just know that's all. It's like being French. Either you are or you're not.'

(4) Pino (Anthony de Sando) and a lesbian in Kiss Me Guido (1998):-- Pino: ' You're a lesbian? Hey, I'm sorry. You like girls? That's cool, me too, but you have no desire to do it with a guy? '-- Lesbian: ' Do you? '-- Pino: ' That's disgusting! '-- Lesbian: ' Exactly.'

(5) Murray (Donald Faison) to Cher Hamilton (Alicia Silverstone) about her friend in Clueless (1995): ' Your man Christian is a cake-boy. (...) He's a disco-dancing, Oscar Wilde-reading, Streisand ticket-holder friend of Dorothy. Know what I'm saying? '


gay rate
(Adult / Slang)
a person that LOVES the same sex
Usage: I think jack is gay, he made-out with the same sex.

gay rate
(Expression) (not derogatory) an expression used to describe something as lame
Usage: Mom I can't believe you're making me take out the trash! You're so gay!

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(Adjective) happy; jubilant
Usage: The gay man could always be found skipping and whistling.

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(Adjective) 1. Of, relating to, or having a sexual orientation to persons of the same sex.
2. Showing or characterized by cheerfulness and lighthearted excitement; merry.
3. Bright or lively, especially in color: a gay, sunny room.
4. Given to social pleasures
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(Adjective) homosexual (slang)
Usage: You are so gay

Gay rate
(Noun) A Male having a different sexuality. A man in love with other man.
gay rate
(Adult / Slang)
(Abbreviation) Short term for 'gaylord'
Usage: He's such a gay.

gay rate
(Expression) idkk guy that likes a dude
Usage: i am not gay.

Gay rate
(Adverb) A word you use when you get annoyed with somebody even thought it means homosexual/happy/bent/cheerful. the most common used word to insult someone in schools. E.g. "you are a GAY boy".
Usage: Gay is not a nice thing to be :s

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(Noun) A man who is atracted to another man.
Usage: There was a gay wedding, Robert and Lucas were the grooms.

gay rate
(Noun) someone liking the same sex or when something is stupid dumb or makes no sense
Usage: vanessa is very gay.

gay rate
(Adult / Slang)
(Verb) when boy likes a boy
gay rate
(Noun) homosexual. when boys like boys and girls like girls.
gay rate
to like the same gender
Usage: the man is gay.

gay rate
(Adjective) happy with another person the same gender
Usage: i am gay with you

Gay rate
(Adjective) The antonym of sad
gay rate
(Adult / Slang)
(Noun) a man who is attracted to other men
gay rate
(Adjective) homosexual
Usage: Daniel is gay.


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