In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Retrieved 30 July Is 'orientate' a real word? See more words from the same century. By far the most common and up-to-date use of the word gay is in reference to being homosexual.
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Translation of gay for Spanish Speakers Britannica English: Additionally, none of the words describing any aspect of homosexuality were considered suitable for polite society. Gay is sometimes used to describe colours, places, or pieces of music which make people feel cheerful because they are bright or lively. By far the most common and up-to-date use of the word gay is in reference to being homosexual. A stand-alone editorial cartoon, no accompanying article.
Get Word of the Day daily email! A homosexual, especially a man. Retrieved 4 August Wendy would have preferred a more permanent arrangement; and it seemed to her that spring would be long in coming; but this promise sent Peter away quite gay again. Recent Examples on the Web: Gertrude Stein and her Familythe portrait "featured the sly repetition of the word gay, used with sexual intent for one of the first times in linguistic history," and Edmund Wilsonquoted by James Mellow in Charmed Circleagreed. It's not all starry-eyed.