gay

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Inflections of 'gay' (adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."):
gayer
adj comparative
gayest
adj superlative

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gay adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (homosexual)homoseksueel, homofiel bn
 The politician announced to the world that he was gay.
gay nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. potentially offensive (homosexual person) (mannelijk)homo, homoseksueel, homofiel nw de
  (beledigend, mannelijk)poot, nicht nw de
  (vrouwelijk)lesbienne
  (vrouwelijk, beledigend)pot, lesbi nw de
Opmerking: Some gay people use this sense to refer to themselves, but it may be best to use the adjective--ie, "he is gay" or "gay people"--to avoid causing offense.
 That bar is a favorite place for gays.
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gay adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." dated (bright)helder, licht bn
 The young girls wore gay dresses of blue and yellow.
gay adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." dated (joyous)vrolijk, blij bn
 People like her company because she is always so gay.
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gay bn anglicisme (homoseksueel)gay adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  homosexual adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
vrolijk bn (blij, opgetogen)happy, cheerful, jolly, merry adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  (dated)gay adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
homo nw de (homoseksuele man)gay, homo nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  (UK, offensive)poof nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  (US, offensive)faggot nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
homo bn (homoseksueel)gay, homosexual adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
gay nw de anglicisme (homoseksuele man)gay nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  (US, offensive)faggot nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  (UK, offensive)poof nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
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anders bn (homoseksueel) (formal)homosexual adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  (informal)gay adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
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Samengestelde woorden:
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uitkomen als homo onoverg. uitdr. (homoseksualiteit bekennen)come out as gay v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
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Collocatie: Note: The plural gays is often considered pejorative or offensive, and in general the term gay people is preferred., a gay [man, woman, senator, player, priest, couple], discrimination against [gay people, gays], meer...

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