Lesbos

Lesbos

[lez-bos, -bohs; Greek lez-vaws]
noun
Mytilene ( def 1 ).
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lesbo

[lez-boh]
noun, plural lesbos. Slang: Disparaging and Offensive.
a lesbian.

Origin:
1935–40, Americanism; lesb(ian) + -o

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Lesbos (ˈlɛzbɒs)
 
n
Modern Greek name: Lésvos, Former name: Mytilene an island in the E Aegean, off the NW coast of Turkey: a centre of lyric poetry, led by Alcaeus and Sappho (6th century bc); annexed to Greece in 1913. Chief town: Mytilene. Pop: 90 642 (2001). Area: 1630 sq km (630 sq miles)

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lesbo
by 1940, colloquial shortening of lesbian.
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