[Ads-l] Antedating of "Gay" (OED Sense 4.b.(d))

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Thu Sep 5 15:52:59 EDT 2019


gay (OED, adj. 4.b.(d), "(of a place, milieu, way of life, etc.) of or relating to homosexual people," 1941)
1940 Allen Bernstein _Millions of Queers_ (manuscript, National Library of Medicine) in _International Gay & Lesbian Review_ (Jan.-Feb. 2015)  No … guide book ever lists the gay places (using "gay" in our specialized sense of "queer").

Fred Shapiro



(of a place, milieu, way of life, etc.) of or relating to homosexual people.

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