Definition of gaydar in English:

gaydar

Line breaks: gay¦dar
Pronunciation: /ˈgeɪdɑː
 
/

noun

[mass noun] informal
  • The supposed ability of homosexuals to recognize one another by means of very slight indications.
    More example sentences
    • The mystical homosexual power known as gaydar fails, and some delicious complications ensue.
    • Call it a sixth sense or gaydar or whatever you will, I just knew.
    • I thought lesbians were supposed to have some sort of highly honed gaydar, anyway.

Origin

1980s: blend of gay and radar.

More definitions of gaydar

Definition of gaydar in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day coloratura
Pronunciation: ˌkɒlərəˈtjʊərə
noun
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody