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Definitionaging, middle-aged or elderly homosexuals collectively, especially if effeminate, dainty and gossipy. Old age starts early in the gay community, around 30.
Synonyms: aging actress; aunt; aunt Mame; aunt Mathilda; auntie; chin-strap; Geritol set; dirty old man; fallen star; grandma; gray lady; grimm's fairy; old girl (hen, one, thing, queen, queer); prune person; rancid flower; soiled senior citizen; wheelchair set.
Quote: Bruce Rodgers. The Queens' Vernacular (1972): ' Youth is the premium in the real world, but it is the criterion in the gay world '.
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