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FAG (short for faggot): It’s mainly used as an offensive term for homosexuals. It is considered a hateful slur. Because fag is such an offensive word, the other meanings are uncommon, but fagging has also meant working hard and getting tired, as in fagging out. A fag — especially in England — is also a cigarette, and in British boys’ schools, fags are servants for older boys.

FAIRY: Usually disparaging for a male homosexual.

SISSY: Pejorative term for a boy or man who violates or does not meet the standard male gender role.

BENT: A term used within the U.K. as a slang for homosexuals. It also means predisposition, abnormal or unorthodox behavior. Of late the term has been reclaimed and many groups and publications proudly use the term "Bent" as a source of gay pride.

FINOCCHIO: Literally fennel, the vegetable. Italian derogatory term for gay. Used by straight men and women to insult gay men or to question the masculinity of straight men. Comparable to faggot also a crude word for transvestites, comparable to tranny but more rude. Other derogatory terms are: Frocio, Checca, Culatone, Ricchione.

FIKUS: Literally ficus, the plant. Swedish derogatory slang, equivalent to faggot .

PANELEIRO: Portuguese word for gay, derived from the word meaning "One who sells pots and pans.” PANDULA is another common slang for a homosexual in Portugual.

ABARTIGE: Deviants, abnormal; Tunte: fairy, queer; Schwuchtel: queen; Warmer Bruder (lit. "warm brother"): homosexual, gay man. Some Germans, Austrians, and Swiss, particularly members of right-wing neo-Nazi, or other hate groups, express their dislike of gays with derogatory German slang terms like those above.

PEDE: French slang for homosexual. Comes from the word Pederaste, and is considered derogatory. Other French terms are Pedale, Tapette, Tarlouse.

PEDAL: From pederast in Polish . Slang of faggot. Derogative intention. Also Pedzio.

PIDOR: a rude and offensive term meaning gay or homosexual. Short for pederast in Russian.

OKAMA: Japanese slang for gay man, particularly in reference to very effeminate gays. The word can also mean "drag queen." It comes from the slang for anus. It is not always considered insulting, and drag performers will sometimes-even use it in reference to themselves.

VIADO: Faggot, gay, homosexual man, derogatory in Brazil, also BICHA.

MARICON: Derogatory term in Spanish; crude word for a gay man, used by straight men and women to insult gay men or to question the masculinity of straight men. Comparable to faggot. Also a crude word for transvestites, comparable to tranny but more rude.

ANUSRIDDER: Means “ knight of the male rectum” in Dutch. Used to insult homosexuals. Interchangeable with Anaalridder, depending on the region.

TONGXINGLIAN: Chinese word for homosexuality. Considered offensive as being too clinical and having pathological connotations.

CHI CHI MAN: Jamaica and the Caribbean, slur for gay man.

JOBBY JABBER: Scottish slur, with ‘jobby’ referring to excrement.

POOF: The poor man's term for homosexual. Variations include: poofter, pouf, poove, pooftah, pooff, puff in U.K, Australia, New Zealand.


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