Dear Straight People,
Find out the meaning behind the following 10 gay slang terms and how they came about!
Meaning: An ugly gay man with a good body
Explanation: When you eat a prawn, you peel off the head and only enjoy the body right? Same concept applies here.
2. ‘Fag Hag’
Meaning: A woman with many gay male friends
Explanation: It is plausible that since ‘fag’ refers to gay men in general and ‘hag’ commonly denotes an unattractive woman, the term ‘Fag hag’ probably came about since the fag hag is perceived as a hag to gay men as they have no sexual interest in her.
Meaning: Someone married to a gay person as a cover up
Explanation: A beard is an accessory often used to emphasise a man’s masculinity. The gay slang term ‘beard’ can be thought of in much the same way since in this case, a woman is used as an accessory to emphasise the gay man’s masculinity.
4. ‘Muscle Mary’
Meaning: A feminine muscular gay man
Explanation: The ‘Mary’ part of the term is used to emphasise the femininity of the muscular gay man.
Meaning: An offensive term for a feminine man
Explanation: ‘Bapok’ means transexual in Malay
Meaning: A gay man who seeks sex at night
Explanation: Much like the supernatural creatures known as vampires, gay ‘vampires’ are most active at night but instead of seeking blood, they seek pleasure in the form of sex instead.
Meaning: An overweight or obese gay man
Explanation: ‘Chub’ is short for chubby.
8. Lipstick lesbian
Meaning: A feminine lesbian
Explanation: Lipstick is a traditional symbol for femininity.
Meaning: An offensive term for a lesbian
Explanation: Some people theorise that the term came from the word ‘hermaphrodite’ which means a person or animal that has both male and female sex organs.
Meaning: A straight man who used to identify himself as a gay man
Explanation: A play on the word yesterday.
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