gaydar

gaydar

[gey-dahr]
noun Informal.
a homosexual's purported intuitive or sensing ability to identify other homosexuals.
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gaydar (ˈɡeɪdɑː)
 
n
informal the supposed ability of a homosexual person to recognize whether another person is homosexual
 
[C20 from gay + (ra)dar]

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Main Entry:  gaydar
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  an intuition about whether someone is homosexual; a homosexual person's ability to identify other homosexuals through intuition or interpretation of signals
Etymology:  1992; gay + radar
Usage:  slang
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  1. n.
    the remarkable sense that allows someone to spot gay people. (Word play.) : Looks like he picked up somebody on his gaydar.
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