n. : 1. a gay man, with short hair, a bushy Tom Selleck mustache, sleeveless flannel shirt, aviator sunglasses and Redwing boots. coined in the late 70's & early 80's and so called because they wer nearly identical replicas of each other.
2. By extension, someone sporting all the components of the dominant 'look' among gay men at any given period in time. Around 1990 it was a leather motorcycle jacket, SILENCE=DEATH t-shirt, ponytail, torn bleached jeans and black combat boots. Around 2000: Ben Affleck hair, waxed gym bodies, camouflage cargo shorts and t-shirts with numerals on them. Around 2012 it was a ginormous beard, shaved head, long sleeved plaid shirts, flowery sleeve tatoos and heavily dyed RAW jeans.
Hipster: look at that retro clone, he looks just like Freddy Mercury.
Twink: who was Freddy Mercury?
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