- The definition of gay blade is a slang term describing a flamboyant homosexual man.
An example of gay blade is Boy George.
Variant of blade
- the leaf of a plant, esp. of grass
- the flat, expanded part of a leaf; lamina
- a broad, flat section or surface, as of an oar, propeller arm, or rotary vane
- the propeller arm or rotary vane itself
- a flat bone: the shoulder blade
- the cutting part of a tool, instrument, or weapon
- the metal runner of an ice skate
- a sword
- a swordsman
- Old-fashioned a dashing young manusually in the phrase gay blade
- Phonet. the flat part of the tongue, behind the tip
Origin: Middle English blad ; from Old English blæd, a leaf ; from Indo-European an unverified form bhlē-, variant, variety of base an unverified form bhel-, to swell, sprout: see bloom
- bladed adjective
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