gayface

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Etymology[edit]

From gay + face

Noun[edit]

gayface (usually uncountable, plural gayfaces)

  1. An obvious, apparent, or stereotypical appearance of homosexuality based on a person's countenance often characterized by effeminacy in males and masculinity in females.
    • Details, Volume 27, Issues 7-9
      Not just because of his famously homoerotic sonnets but because Shakespeare seems to have had-let's be blunt here-a serious case of gayface.

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