Gaydar

What does gaydar mean?

Ability to detect homosexuality

Gaydar is a term that refers to a person's ability to detect homosexuality in another person. It comes from the combination of gay and radar, which is used to detect objects or people.

A gaydar often refers to a person's ability to detect signs that a person is gay, whether it be "tendencies" or "mannerisms." Signs could be how they look at the same sex, how they dress, cleanliness, how they talk, and what they like to do.

Example

"Should I tell her that her bf is gay?
What? How do you know that? My gaydar didn't detect anything."
Dwight Schrute checking Oscar out with his gaydar device in "The Office"

Dwight Schrute checking Oscar out with his gaydar device in "The Office"

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Last Updated: July 28, 2017

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