gaydar

[gey-dahr]

Origin of gaydar

1980–85; gay + (ra)dar
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British Dictionary definitions for gaydar

gaydar

noun
  1. informal the supposed ability of a homosexual person to recognize whether another person is homosexual

Word Origin for gaydar

C20 from gay + (ra) dar
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Word Origin and History for gaydar
n.

by 1996, in gay literature, from gay + radar.

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