gay blade

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gay blade (plural gay blades)

  1. (obsolete) A dashing swordsman.
  2. (dated) A dashing youth.
  3. (colloquial, dated) A gay person, or person displaying homosexual qualities.


  • 1941 Jonathan Daniels - Tar Heels: A Portrait of North Carolina
    At college he was a gay blade who played the guitar or one of the instruments for the accompaniment of song.