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gay



Pronunciation: (gā), [key]
adj., -er, -est,
n., adv.


adj.
1. having or showing a merry, lively mood: gay spirits; gay music.
2. bright or showy: gay colors; gay ornaments.
3. given to or abounding in social or other pleasures: a gay social season.
4. licentious; dissipated; wanton: The baron is a gay old rogue with an eye for the ladies.
5. homosexual.
6. of, indicating, or supporting homosexual interests or issues: a gay organization.

n.
a homosexual person, esp. a male.

adv.
in a gay manner.

Gay



Pronunciation: (gā), [key]
n.
1. John, 1685–1732, English poet and dramatist.
2. a female or male given name.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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