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flamer

1. offensive slang A derogatory term for a gay male, especially one considered flamboyant. I remember the other kids in middle school calling me a flamer just because I wore a purple shirt. I loved that shirt.
2. slang Someone who writes inflammatory messages online, especially those targeted toward someone, as on a forum or message board. (A "flame" is such a message.) If the message board administrators think you're a flamer, they're going to suspend your account.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

flamer

1. n. a blatantly obvious homosexual person. (Primarily and originally for males.) He tries not to be a flamer, but what can he do?
2. n. a person who writes excited and angry notes on a computer forum or news group. There are too many flamers on this board to make it interesting and entertaining.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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