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a form of gay slang and terminology chiefly used in the United Kingdom between members of the Queer community during the 1960s and earlier when homosexuality was illegal; a secretive lexicon of words used by the Queer community. Many of these terms would later enter general slang (such as cottaging), but the vast language in itself has come close to dying out.

Originally published: 27th July, 2020
Last modified: July 27, 2020