mary

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See also: Mary and Marý

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Mary (female name). Compare nan and nancy.

Noun[edit]

mary (plural marys)

  1. (chiefly US gay slang, usually capitalized) A male homosexual. [1925]
    • 1941, G. Legman, Sex Variants, Vol. II, p. 1171:
      Note also that male homosexuals will call most anyone Bessie or Mary, e.g. ‘Oh, Bessie, you're a camp!’
    • 1985, W. Dynes, Homolexis, p. 150:
      In America in the 1950s,... Mary was often used in the vocative to address any fellow homosexual (‘Well, Mary...’).

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mary m (plural marys)

  1. husband

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mary f

  1. inflection of mara:
    1. genitive singular
    2. nominative, accusative, and vocative plural