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Originally "comrade," now "gay."

PUBLISHED : Friday, 23 September, 2016, 3:42pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 19 October, 2016, 5:28pm

Definition: Originally "comrade," now "gay."

Origin: Once a common Communist Party greeting, the term was redefined in the 90s to form a more colloquial term for "homosexual." Now refers to the entire LGBTI spectrum.