bulldagger

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bulldagger (plural bulldaggers)

  1. (slang, offensive, derogatory) A lesbian.
    • 1969, Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, New York: Bantam, 1971, Chapter 35, p. 238,[1]
      After a thorough self-examination, in the light of all I had read and heard about dykes and bulldaggers, I reasoned that I had none of the obvious traits—I didn’t wear trousers, or have big shoulders or go in for sports, or walk like a man or even want to touch a woman.
    • 2010, Gary Bridge, Sophie Watson, The Blackwell City Reader (page 249)
      The visibility of bulldaggers and faggots in the streets and clubs of Harlem during the late 1920s and early 1930s does not mean they enjoyed unqualified toleration throughout Harlem society.

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