- Older Use. the state or quality of being bright or showy: the gayness of the décor.
- Older Use. the state or quality of being merry or lively: her gayness of spirit.
Origin of gayness
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Examples from the Web for gayness
Gayness passes across my lips and courses through my veins like a 20-year-old scotch.Rick Perry’s Stupid Comment on Booze and Sex(uality)
June 12, 2014
But in framing his gayness around race-based oppression, Lemon ignited a potent battle between allegiance and identity.Letter to the Don Lemon Haters
August 2, 2013
The military's outlawing of gayness has made it one of the last bunkers of safe male bonding.
The military's outlawing of gayness has made it one of the last bunkers of safe male-bonding.
The show's gayness has, of course, been the subject of recent debate.Glee's New Villain
September 20, 2010
The dancers, however, outshone them all in the gayness of their costume.Mark Seaworth
William H.G. Kingston
Her good spirits and gayness created a happy mood in the nation.Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed.
S. A. Reilly
And as he spoke all of the gayness of joy was lost from the voice of my beloved Gouverneur and in its place was a bitterness.The Daredevil
Maria Thompson Daviess
He had selected them for the gayness of their uniforms, which he fancied betokened their exalted rank.The Cruise of the Frolic
The streets were clean and bright; and there was plenty of gayness and joy—for them as could grab a share of it.The Devil's Garden
W. B. Maxwell