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gaydar Line breaks: gay¦dar
Pronunciation: /ˈɡeɪdɑː/

Definition of gaydar in English:


[mass noun] informal
The supposed ability of homosexuals to recognize one another by means of very slight indications.
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.


1980s: blend of gay and radar.

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