I. adjective
This means generally homosexual. Usually it is applied to homosexual males, but is sometimes used to refer to homosexual females as well.

II. noun
A homosexual person, usually a man. Homosexual females are commonly called lesbians.

III. The original definition of gay was 'carefree', 'happy' or 'bright and showy'. It came from the Old French word gai, and arrived in English during the 12th century.

IV. These days 'gay' is, wrongly, used to refer to something (namely an inanimate object, for example a bag) that is unfavourable. Synonyms of this sort include 'sad' and 'lame'. They are all wrong, because an inanimatr object, such as a bag, presumably do not have feelings (sorry, bags, if you do) and therefore they cannot be sad, and this is a ridiculously derived insult. Bags do not have legs either, and thus they cannot be lame. But the supposed 'insult' of 'gay' annoys me most. Firstly because an inanimate object, such as a bag, cannot really be attracted to other things of the same sex. According to humans, as we made them, they do not have genders of their own.

Offensive, rude, and not-to-be-used 'synonyms' include faggot, fag and queer, the latter not being as bad and commonly used by gays themselves - but there are many more worse ones. For lesbians there is dyke, lez and lezzer, but there are probably far worse for these too.

A woman or girl who has many gay male friends is sometimes known as a fag hag.

Gay is not an insult.

I love gay people.
I. Two gay men live happily up the road. :)

II. The gays said they were going clubbing.

III. We'll have a gay old time.
He felt light and gay, and began to dance for joy.

IV. Omg dat's like so gay innit. Faggooot. :(

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"Gay is not an insult."

"I love gay people."

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Cain - "I just had sex with Marcus."

Alaric - "Good grief, Cain, that makes you gay!"

Cain - "Hell it does, lad."

Alaric - "Well I like you no less. In fact I like you more."

This is good.
by Caladhiel June 24, 2009
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1. jovial or happy, good-spirited

2. a homosexual male or female

3. often used to describe something stupid or unfortunate. originating from homophobia. quite preferable among many teenage males in order to buff up their "masculinity"
1. "We'll have a gay old time."

2. "You DO know he's gay. Notice his homoerotic pornography collection."

3. "Man, these seats are gay. I can't even see what's going on!"
by anonymous January 02, 2004
1. Happy.
2. Homosexual.
3. A generic insult.
1. You are gay.
2. You are gay.
3. You are gay.

Hee hee hee ^.^
by Cortana Dragoon July 13, 2005
happy. joyful. gleeful.
'we'll have a gay old time'.
-The Flinstone's theme song
by bedrock December 22, 2003
A type of squirrel that lives in Latin America.
"Look at that gay scampering across the way!"
by kynkearsamb June 19, 2009
Not a Homosexual or somehing that you find stupid, dumb, idiotic, pointless, and or annoying.
It is simply a term to describe a happy mood or expression.
I hope you have a gay ol' time tonight at the party.
by Tyler Turner March 22, 2008
1.The dictionary definition is happy. However, this is archaic and few people use it any more except in the phrase gay old time.

2.Homosexual, especially homosexual males but can be used for lesbians as well.

3.A generic insult. It can mean bad, stupid, whatever you want it to mean.

My Opinion:

Don't say that something is gay as an insult. I find this highly immature, mostly because it is often used when people can't think of a proper insult even when there is nothing homosexual about whatever they're insulting.
1.Jeremy was in a gay mood after getting an A on his test.

2.The people in The Village People are gay.

3."That is such a gay shirt,"remarked Robby.
by Newbia May 30, 2004
Gay means being happy, cheerfull or colourfull.
Tim: Hey, bryan, how are you today?

Bryan: Very gay ;)
by woopsy goggles November 03, 2007

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