Associations to the word «Gay»

Pictures for the word «Gay»


GAY, proper noun. An English surname​, originally a nickname for a cheerful or lively person.
GAY, proper noun. A female given name from the word gay, "joyful"; rare today.
GAY, proper noun. A male given name. Also a shortened form of Gabriel, Gaylord and similar names, or transferred from the surname.
GAY, adjective. (dated) Happy, joyful, and lively.
GAY, adjective. (dated) Festive, bright, or colourful.
GAY, adjective. (obsolete) Sexually promiscuous (of either gender).
GAY, adjective. Homosexual:
GAY, adjective. (of a person or animal, especially a man) Possessing sexual and emotional attraction towards members of the same gender or sex.
GAY, adjective. (of a romantic or sexual act or relationship) Being between two people of the same gender or the same sex; especially, being between two men.
GAY, adjective. (of an institution or group) Intended for gay people, especially gay men.
GAY, adjective. In accordance with stereotypes of homosexual people:
GAY, adjective. (loosely) (of appearance or behavior) Being in accordance with stereotypes of gay people, especially gay men.
GAY, adjective. (loosely) (of a person, especially a man) Exhibiting appearance or behavior that accords with stereotypes of gay people, especially gay men.
GAY, adjective. A pejorative:
GAY, adjective. (slang) (pejorative) (dated) Effeminate or flamboyant in behavior.
GAY, adjective. (slang) (pejorative) Used to express dislike: lame, uncool, stupid.
GAY, adjective. (of a dog's tail) Upright or curved over the back.
GAY, adjective. (Can we verify([1]) this sense?) (colloquial) fun, fabulous, tasteful; fashionable. [from 21th c.]
GAY, noun. (chiefly in plural or attributive) A homosexual, especially a male homosexual; see also lesbian.
GAY, noun. (obsolete) An ornament.
GAY, verb. (dated) (uncommon) To make happy or cheerful. [since at least the 1920s]
GAY, verb. (uncommon) To cause (an issue, especially AIDS) to be associated with gay people. [popularized in the 1990s]
GAY, noun. The name of the letter ⟨—⟩, which stands for the sound , in Pitman shorthand.
GAY 90S, noun. A romanticized vision of the 1890s; compare with roaring 20s.
GAY 90S, noun. (derogatory) The 1990s, perceived as mediocre in comparison.
GAY AS A LARK, adjective. Synonym of happy as a lark.
GAY BAR, noun. A tavern or similar nightclub whose primary clientele is homosexuals.
GAY BARS, noun. Plural of gay bar
GAY BASH, verb. To physically assault someone believed to be homosexual.
GAY BLADE, noun. (obsolete) A dashing swordsman.
GAY BLADE, noun. (dated) A dashing youth.
GAY BLADE, noun. (colloquial) (dated) A gay person, or person displaying homosexual qualities.
GAY BLADES, noun. Plural of gay blade
GAY BOB, adjective. (pejorative) (colloquial) Divergent from the group, by comparison with a homosexual.
GAY BOB, noun. (pejorative) (colloquial) One who is acting in a manner divergent from the group, by comparison with a homosexual.
GAY BOMB, noun. A theoretical chemical weapon whose aim is to instigate feelings of mutual attraction amongst enemy soldiers
GAY BOY, noun. Alternative form of gayboy
GAY BOYS, noun. Plural of gay boy
GAY CHICKEN, noun. A game in which two people of the same sex move their lips as close as possible without kissing, where the first to pull away loses.
GAY CLUB, noun. A nightclub whose clientele consists primarily of homosexual men.
GAY CLUBS, noun. Plural of gay club
GAY CURIOUS, adjective. Curious about one's homosexuality, curious to try homosexuality.
GAY DOG, noun. (colloquial) (dated) A womanizer.
GAY DOGS, noun. Plural of gay dog
GAY FOR PAY, adjective. (of heterosexual entertainers) Performing a gay role for money.
GAY FOR THE STAY, adjective. (colloquial) of a normally heterosexual person, engaging in homosexual sex acts when segregated from the opposite sex.
GAY FRIENDLY, adjective. Alternative form of gay-friendly
GAY GAMES, proper noun. A sports and cultural event held every four years for LGBT people.
GAY ICON, noun. A celebrity who is much admired by gay men and/or lesbians.
GAY ICONS, noun. Plural of gay icon
GAY MARRIAGE, noun. A marriage between two people of the same sex.
GAY MARRIAGES, noun. Plural of gay marriage
GAY MARRY, verb. (transitive) (nonstandard) To marry (a person of the same sex).
GAY MARRY, verb. (intransitive) (nonstandard) To marry a person of the same sex.
GAY MARRY, verb. (transitive) (nonstandard) To unite in a gay marriage; to unite in marriage to someone of the same sex.
GAY PANIC DEFENSE, noun. (informal) (legal) A defence in which self-defence against an unwanted homosexual advance is claimed as the motive for an assault.
GAY PANIC DEFENSES, noun. Plural of gay panic defense
GAY PRIDE, noun. A feeling of pride in one's homosexuality.
GAY RIGHTS, noun. The concept that people of minority sexual orientations, such as homosexuality, are entitled to all the rights and considerations due to the majority orientation.
GAY UP, verb. (colloquial) To make something more appealing to the gay community e.g. by adding gay characters to a soap opera
GAY UP, verb. (colloquial) To give something perceived gay characteristics

Dictionary definition

GAY, noun. Someone who practices homosexuality; having a sexual attraction to persons of the same sex.
GAY, adjective. Bright and pleasant; promoting a feeling of cheer; "a cheery hello"; "a gay sunny room"; "a sunny smile".
GAY, adjective. Full of or showing high-spirited merriment; "when hearts were young and gay"; "a poet could not but be gay, in such a jocund company"- Wordsworth; "the jolly crowd at the reunion"; "jolly old Saint Nick"; "a jovial old gentleman"; "have a merry Christmas"; "peals of merry laughter"; "a mirthful laugh".
GAY, adjective. Given to social pleasures often including dissipation; "led a gay Bohemian life"; "a gay old rogue with an eye for the ladies".
GAY, adjective. Brightly colored and showy; "girls decked out in brave new dresses"; "brave banners flying"; "`braw' is a Scottish word"; "a dress a bit too gay for her years"; "birds with gay plumage".
GAY, adjective. Offering fun and gaiety; "a festive (or festal) occasion"; "gay and exciting night life"; "a merry evening".
GAY, adjective. Homosexual or arousing homosexual desires.

Wise words

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