“These poor waifs and strays of humanity had a melancholy ending,” an 1874 New York Times article reads.
In Dude Lit, men confide in animals that are not deliberate pets, but wild animals and strays.
Porn For Women, however, strays away from the typical preconceived notion of the explicit content beloved by the male species.
c.1300, a shortening of Old French estraier "wander about," literally "go about the streets," from estree "route, highway," from Late Latin via strata "paved road" (see street). On another theory, the Old French word is from Vulgar Latin *estragare, a contraction of *estravagare, representing Latin extra vagari "to wander outside" (see extravagant). Figurative sense of "to wander from the path of rectitude" is attested from early 14c.
"domestic animal found wandering," early 13c., from Old French estraié "strayed," past participle of estraier (see stray (v.)). The adjective is first recorded c.1600.