gaydar

noun
gay·​dar | \ ˈgā-ˌdär How to pronounce gaydar (audio) \

Definition of gaydar

slang
: the supposed ability to recognize through observation or intuition that a person is gay

Examples of gaydar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web My gaydar even doesn’t work that well in the present, let alone retroactively. Fox News, 17 June 2019 The authors were then ready to pit their prediction model against humans in what would become a notorious gaydar competition. Heather Murphy, New York Times, 9 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of gaydar

1982, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gaydar

blend of gay and radar

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“Gaydar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gaydar. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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