"Fruity" has a precise meaning, but is difficult to define. Loosely speaking, the word refers to something which is cheerfully and perkily saccharine, naïve, generic, corny, banal, innocuous, un-self-consciously dippy, sexually neutered (or, conversely, having perverse subtexts), or just plain dumb - and is amusing because of it. Dorkiness which doesn't even know that it's dorky, but celebrates its own dorkiness anyway: that which is flamboyantly and happily retarded. Closely synonymous with gay
, in the not-necessarily-homosexual sense.
Examples of fruitiness include:
* Those old TV commercials for Mentos ("The Freshmaker!")
* The theme song to "The Neverending Story"
* The 80s band Wham! (in fact, the 80s as a whole was quite possibly the Fruitiest Decade Ever)
* Those Slim Goodbody fitness programs they made you watch in elementary school
"Cats" may be the fruitiest show ever to grace Broadway.
a guy that is not always gay but could be; he may act in a flamboyant, bouncy, or feminine way
gunther, the fashion designer, acts very fruity
Something that seems odd or queer. Not neccesarily "gay".
I told my friend my Dad was acting fruity after I caught him dancing around in a banana costume.
Bert and Ernie from Sesame Street
bert and ernie have a real "close" relationship...its so fruity
The new, non-insulting way of calling things "gay"
Sarah: ugh those shoes are sooo fruity...
Kate: i know right!?
A 1980's term used by homophobes to denote persons or items seemingly gay
Yeah, I don't know about scrapbooking. That always seemed kinda fruity to me.