gay up

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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
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