queenie

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Etymology[edit]

From queen +‎ -ie.

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Noun[edit]

queenie ‎(plural queenies)

  1. (colloquial) An effeminate man; a male homosexual (especially as a term of address). [from 20th c.]
    • 2001, Rod Mackie, The Guardian, 1 Jun 2001:
      He looks like Eddie Izzard gone too far and sounds a little like Rod Steiger's queenie turn in No Way to Treat a Lady.
  2. (Britain) The queen scallop. [from 20th c.]