List of LGBT slang terms

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The following is a list of LGBT slurs. Some of the terms may be considered acceptable to LGBT peoples in a casual register when used among members within LGBT communities and allies. Many imply masculinity in women (e.g., "bull dyke") or effeminacy in men (e.g., "fairy").

Female[edit]

  • Bean flicker – "Likening the clitoris to a bean"[1]
  • Butch, butch-broad[2]
  • Butter beaner
  • Button stitcher
  • Carpet muncher (or rug muncher)[3]
  • Celesbian
  • Clam Licker
  • Clam Slammer
  • Chunder Plunder
  • Clit raider
  • Doubler tucker
  • Dyke (variations: bull dyke, bull dagger (alternatively bulldagger, bulldicker,[4] from 1920s black American slang))[5][6][7]
    • Vin Diesel dyke[8]
    • Drag dyke[9]
  • Fanny Basher
  • Flap queen
  • Kitty puncher or pussy puncher with both kitty and pussy referring to a woman's vagina and puncher a variation on various derogatory terms for gay men like donut puncher et al.[10]
  • Lezzie/Lesbo/Leso (also lezzer/lesser) (abbreviation for lesbian)[11]
  • Lick-a-lotta-puss
  • Mirror polisher
  • Mound masher
  • Muff buffer
  • Muff Diver[12]
  • Muff muncher
  • Rug muncher
  • She who drinks from the furry cup
  • Shrub-Scout
  • Scissorchick/scissor sister (a lesbian who engages in scissoring)
  • Sis lover
  • Taco bumper
  • Tit gobbler
  • Tribade
  • Twopence Licker
  • The Game of Flats (an 18th-century English term for sex between women)[13]
  • Todger dodger, todger meaning penis[14]
  • Womb Raider

Male[edit]

  • Airy Dairy Fairy – flight attendant
  • Anal assassin (United Kingdom) or anal astronaut[15]
  • Anal Buccaneer
  • Arse bandit[16]
  • Back door bandit[17]
  • Backgammon player (late 18th century Britain)[18]
  • Bandit (Raging, Raving)
  • Batty boy (alternatively botty boy),[19] also batty man
  • Bear
  • Bent, bentshot[20] or bender[21][22]
  • Bone smuggler[23]
  • Brownie king or brown piper[24]
  • Bufter, bufty (mainly Scottish) or booty buffer[15]
  • Bugger (from Buggery)
  • Bum bandit[17] or bun bandit[21]
  • Bum boy or bum chum,[25] also bum robber[26]
  • Bum-driller[27]
  • Bumhole engineer[28]
  • Butt pirate,[29] butt rider, butt pilot, or butt rustler[29]
  • Cackpipe Cosmonaut (cackpipe being a euphemism for rectum)
  • Charlie (rhyming slang for Charlie Ronce which rhymes with ponce)[30]
  • Chi chi man (Jamaica and the Caribbean)[31][32]
  • Chutney ferret[33]
  • Cock gobbler
  • Cock jockey[34]
  • Cock knocker, cockknocker and cocknocker[34]
  • Cockpipe cosmonaut[35]
  • Crafty Butcher, "One who likes to take his meat round the back"[36][37]
  • Donut puncher (or Doughnut puncher)[10]
  • Faggot
  • Fairy (common and acceptable for part of the 20th century)[38]
  • Flit[39]
  • Fruit (also fruit loop, fruit packer, butt fruit)[40]
  • Fudge packer[21]
  • Harry hoofter, rhyming slang of poofter[41]
  • Gaysian, referring to a gay Asian[42]
  • Iron (hoof) or iron hoofter (rhyming slang for poof)[43]
  • Jobby jabber (mainly Scottish with jobby referring to excrement)[44]
  • Knob jockey[45]
  • Knight of the Pork Sword
  • Light in the loafers[46]
  • Light in the pants [46]
  • Limp wristed[47]
  • Marmite miner[48]
  • Mary[49]
  • Muscle Mary - gym junkie
  • Nancy or nancy boy,[50] girlyboy[51] or nellie[52]
  • Oklahomo[53]
  • Pansy[54]
  • Peter Puffer
  • Pillow biter[55] or mattress muncher,[48] referring to anal sex when one partner is face-down often into a pillow
  • Poof (variations include: poofter, pouf, poove, pooftah, pooff, puff) (U.K, Australia, New Zealand, California)[56]
  • Poo pusher[citation needed]
  • Queen, princess and variations[57]
  • Bean queen (also taco queen or Salsa queen), gay man attracted to Hispanic gay men[49][58]
  • Brownie queen, obsolete slang for gay man interested in anal sex (used by men who disliked anal sex)[59]
  • Chicken queen, older gay man interested in younger or younger appearing men[60]
  • Closet queen, gay man who has not publicly disclosed his orientation
  • CousCous queen, gay man attracted to Middle Eastern gay men
  • Curry queen, gay man attracted to Asian-Indian gay men[34]
  • Dinge queen, gay man attracted to black gay men (offensive use of "dinge" meaning black)[61]
  • Doily queen, gay man heavily into keeping the house perfect (i.e., every vase on a doily)
  • Drag queen, gay man into cross-dressing for performance[61]
  • Drama queen, gay man with an exaggeratedly dramatic or histrionic personality (has entered general usage for histrionic personalities of all sexualities and genders)
  • Grey queen, a gay person who works for the financial services industry (this term originates from the fact that in the 1950s, people who worked in this profession often wore grey flannel suits).[62]
  • Gym queen, gay man given to athletic development[63]
  • Pissy queen, gay man perceived as fussy[56]
  • Potato queen, gay Asian man attracted mainly to white non-Asian men[64]
  • Rice queen, gay man attracted mainly to Oriental-Asian men[65]
  • Scat queen, gay man into coprophilia[66]
  • Size queen, gay man attracted to men with large penises
  • Snow queen, gay man of colour attracted to white men
  • Raging Bandit
  • Randy Bumgardener
  • Raving Bandit
  • Rear Admiral
  • Rectal Pioneer
  • Ring raider[15]
  • Roarer
  • Rump Ranger
  • Sausage jockey (U.K)[67]
  • Shirt lifter[68]
  • Shit stabber[66]
  • Sod (from Sodomy)
  • Toby[14]
  • Trap is slang for young boys who look, act and/or dress almost, or completely like young girls; it is also a highly derogatory term for transgender women, especially those who have not surgically transitioned.
  • Turd burglar[14]
  • Twink, a young or young-looking gay man, with little body hair and a slender build.[69]
  • Uphill gardener, referring to the logistics of anal intercourse[70]
  • Upstairs gardener, referring to the logistics of anal intercourse[70]
  • Woolly,[71] woofter and woolie woofter, a character from an Evening Standard cartoon and rhyming slang for poofter[72]

Both[edit]

  • Ginger beer (rhyming slang for queer)[73]
  • Kamp/Camp[34]
  • Molly and tommy: In 18th century England, the term molly was used for male homosexuals, implying effeminacy; Tommy, a slang term for a homosexual woman in use by 1781, may have been coined by analogy with molly[74]
  • Tranny

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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