gaydar

[ gey-dahr ]
/ ˈgeɪ dɑr /

noun Informal.

a person's purported intuitive or sensing ability to identify homosexuals.

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Origin of gaydar

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

gaydar
/ (ˈɡeɪdɑː) /

noun

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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