noun Etymology: blend of gay and radar Date: 1982 slang the ability to recognize homosexuals through observation or intuition

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  • Gaydar — ist ein Kofferwort aus den Teilen Gay und Radar. Es bezeichnet ein fiktives Sinnesorgan oder Messinstrument, welches vor allem bei Homosexuellen vorkommt und ausschlägt, sobald man einen Schwulen oder eine Lesbe zu erkennen glaubt. Tatsächlich… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • gaydar — by 1996, in gay literature, from GAY (Cf. gay) + RADAR (Cf. radar) …   Etymology dictionary

  • gaydar — /gāˈdär/ (informal) noun The supposed ability of a person, esp a homosexual, to sense whether or not someone else is homosexual ORIGIN: ↑gay and ↑radar …   Useful english dictionary

  • gaydar — 1. (gaydar) (2593↑, 106↓) The ability/gift of being able to detect homosexuality in other people. Woah! Look at that guy. My gaydar is going crazy! Author: Bungalow Bill 2. (gaydar) (1236↑, 267↓) GAYDAR. Short for… …   Urban English dictionary

  • Gaydar — from 1950 1973.cite web last=Adams first=Mary Louise title=The Trouble with Normal: Postwar Youth and the Making of Heterosexuality publisher=University of Toronto Press date=1997, ISBN 080208057X url= RoC …   Wikipedia

  • Gaydar — Para otros usos de este término, véase Gaydar (desambiguación). Gaydar. Gaydar (contracción de las palabras gay y radar) es la capacidad intuitiva de evaluar la sexualidad de otro como gay (homosexual), bi (bisexual) o hetero (heterosexual). La… …   Wikipedia Español

  • gaydar — (GAY.dar) n. An intuitive sense that enables someone to identify whether another person is gay. Example Citations: I think my Gaydar is broken. If you are someone other than a straight female living in Sydney, you may require a translation.… …   New words

  • gaydar — n. sense or intuition about who is homosexual (from gay + radar). My gaydar is never wrong. He s homosexual …   English slang

  • gaydar — noun /ˈɡeɪdɑɹ/ The supposed ability to detect whether or not a person is gay by observing that person …   Wiktionary

  • Gaydar — ability to recognise gay men on sight (blend of gay + radar ) …   Dictionary of Australian slang

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