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adjective gay pronunciation in American English /ɡeɪ/
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  1. 1
    sexually attracted to people of the same sex. This word is mainly used about men.

    Gay men and lesbians were represented in almost equal numbers.

    the gay community

    a gay bar/club/disco

  2. 2
    old-fashioned brightly-colored or attractive

    The shops were gay with Christmas decorations.

  3. 3
    old-fashioned happy and excited

    She gave a gay laugh.

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noun [uncountable]


… a teaching method in which groups of children learn independently using a computer linked to the internet

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a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …

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