Sunday, August 10, 2008

Word of the Gay: "Poofter"

"Poofter" - A pejorative English term for a male homosexual, especially one who is unusually effeminate. Its synonym counterpart and more widely recognized term is faggot.

7 comments:

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eFeminate said...

My Australian father uses the term "Willy Woofter" as some kind of lame rhyming slang that attempts to euphemise "Poofter". I think he is starting to realise that he needs to keep it to himself, fortunately. It really angers me.

Laurie said...

I've never heard it called poofter. I have
heard it called Poof. I guess that's the same
thing huh?


HUGS!!!!

Queers United said...

efeminate - I never heard of that, kinda funny but yeah I could see how that would annoy you.

Laurie - same thing yeah =)

Queers United said...

efeminate - I never heard of that, kinda funny but yeah I could see how that would annoy you.

Laurie - same thing yeah =)

Anonymous said...

Poofter is a word used in the UK and tends to be used by children.

We used it in the 70s when i was a kid. :)

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