[Ads-l] Antedating of "Gaydar"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Wed Jul 26 20:34:17 UTC 2017

gaydar (OED 1988)

1986 _GALA Review_ July 2 (Archives of Sexuality & Gender)  There were counselors from church outreach groups for gays and lesbians, and if my "gaydar" was working right, an above average number of homosexuals, some of whom are probably the last to know.

Fred Shapiro

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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