brighton(redirected from a brighton)
slang A homosexual, especially a male. The term comes from rhyming slang in which "brighton" is short for "Brighton pier," which rhymes with "queer." (Possibly also a pun on the English town of Brighton, which is a center of gay culture.) The term can be used disparagingly. Primarily heard in UK. He's never going to ask you on a date, Sheila—he's a brighton.
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