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(as) gay as a three-dollar bill

Overtly or flamboyantly homosexual. Offensive when used pejoratively.
See also: bill, gay

(as) gay as pink ink

Overtly or flamboyantly homosexual. Offensive when used pejoratively. I can't believe Sarah asked him out on a date—how can she not see that he's clearly as gay as pink ink? I've been gay as pink ink since I was a teenager, so it wasn't a surprise to my parents when I came out.
See also: gay, ink, pink

disaster gay

slang A gay person who is struggling in some area or areas of their life. Typically used as a humorous self-identifier. The term originated from a meme that references a 3x3 Dungeons and Dragons character alignment chart and allows one to identify as "gay," "bi," or "lesbian," and to categorize their ability as "distinguished," "functional," or "disaster." I just feel like everything in my life is falling apart right now. Textbook disaster gay. Oh, my sweet disaster gay. That guy is definitely hetero, do not hit on him.
See also: disaster, gay

gay up

1. slang To dress, decorate, or adorn someone or something in an overtly or stereotypically gay manner. A noun or pronoun can be used between "gay" and "up." Possibly offensive. My friends and I love getting gayed up for the Pride Parade each year. I wanted to get a big 5'x3' rainbow flag to help gay my apartment up a bit.
2. slang To add gay content to something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "gay" and "up." Possibly offensive. I was pretty surprised they decided to gay up such a mainstream show by having the main character fall in love with another man.
3. offensive slang To cause someone to be or become gay. A noun or pronoun can be used between "gay" and "up." Kids are not going to get gayed up or anything just from reading a novel that features a gay character. Thank you for standing by me when I came out to my parents, even when they accused you of "gaying me up."
4. offensive slang To cause something to be or become weak, emasculate, or generally undesirable. A noun or pronoun can be used between "gay" and "up." This motorcycle forum used to be a place where a man could be a man. Now they've gayed it up with all this progressive stuff that I just can't stand.
See also: gay, up

just gay enough

potentially offensive Of a man, possessing a number of stereotypically homosexual qualities seen as attractive by women, while still being unambiguously heterosexual. I still want a man to be manly, but just gay enough that he can have a conversation about his emotions.
See also: enough, gay, just

with gay abandon

With rash, unrestrained impulsiveness, enthusiasm, or zeal. Ever since my brother got that car for his birthday, he's been motoring around at night with gay abandon. The insurgents set upon the town and began firing their weapons with gay abandon.
See also: abandon, gay
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

with gay aˈbandon

(old-fashioned) without thinking about the results or effects of a particular action: Although she was nervous at first, she was soon singing and dancing with gay abandon.
Gay here means ‘happy and without cares’.
See also: abandon, gay
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

(as) gay as pink ink

mod. having to do with an obviously homosexual person, usually a male. These two guys—as gay as pink ink—came in together.
See also: gay, ink, pink

gay as pink ink

See also: gay, ink, pink
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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