hasbian

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Blend of has-been +‎ lesbian.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: has‧bi‧an

Noun[edit]

hasbian (plural hasbians)

  1. (LGBT, slang, derogatory, sometimes offensive) A former lesbian who is now heterosexual.
    • 1989 June, Patricia Roth Schwartz, “On the Hasbian Phenomenon”, in off our backs, page 11; quoted in Arlene Stein, Sex and Sensibility: Stories of a Lesbian Generation, Berkeley; Los Angeles, Calif.: University of California Press, 1997, ISBN 978-0-520-20257-3, page 228, footnote 10:
      On the Hasbian Phenomenon [article title]
    • 1990 March 12, Herb Caen, “Plenty of Monday”, in The San Francisco Chronicle:
      Evelyn White reports that in feminist circles, lesbians who have gone straight — apparently all the rage these days — are known as ‘hasbians’.
    • 1995 November 20, “Dear Dawn”, in The Dominion:
      Say that you’d only just got used to telling your friends your daughter was a lesbian and do not relish having to inform them that she is now a hasbian.

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Further reading[edit]

  • hasbian” in the Rice University Neologisms Database
  • hasbian” in Paul McFedries, Word Spy, Logophilia Limited, 28 October 2008, retrieved 4 June 2017.

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