gayelle

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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Noun[edit]

gayelle ‎(plural gayelles)

  1. (Caribbean, chiefly Trinidad and Tobago) An informal stage or arena, as for cockfighting or stickfighting.
    • 1975, Quincy Troupe, Rainer Schulte, Giant talk: an anthology of Third World writings, link
      And that time Bolo is coming through the village to the gayelle...
    • 1997, Earl Lovelace, The Schoolmaster, page 21
      I who have the best gamecocks from here to Maraval, and win twenty-nine battles with Hawk alone before they poison him near the gayelle in Valencia when we went to fight.
    • 2004, Milla Cozart Riggio, Carnival: culture in action : the Trinidad experience, page 293
      Stickfighters usually frequent a particular gayelle, which may have a recognized champion.

Etymology 2[edit]

From gay + French elle ‎(she).

Noun[edit]

gayelle ‎(plural gayelles)

  1. (neologism) A lesbian
    • 2008, The Daily Telegraph, Lesbians turn "gayelle", link
      "By choosing gayelle, the feminine factors in “the equation of who is gay and who is not” can reassert their interest in the word gay, as well as, assert a displeasure for the word lesbian," the website reads.