Gay Dictionary: Spanish

How to say gay in Spanish

Spanish is an Indo-European language spoken in 31 countries, with a total of 528 million speakers, mainly in Spain and Latin America, it is the second language in the world after Chinese.

In our Spanish Gay Dictionary you will find terms and expressions of all categories (see Gay Dictionary), as well as those created by the LGBT community itself. This variety is due to the large number of Spanish speakers, the vast geographical scope and the time interval, as there are actual words and others that date back to the 13th century.

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Unlike other large dictionaries such as English, Spanish Gay Dictionary, does not focus on the top / bottom role in sex, and blowjobs. Nor as the Italian, obsessed with passive (bottom) homosexuals.

In addition to the search and investigation, we highlight the following sources:

  • DRAE. Diccionario de la Real Academia de la Lengua Española.
  • Diccionario Sucinto para el lector no entendido. Alberto Cardín.
  • Diccionario de expresiones malsonantes del español. Jaime Martín.
  • Diccionario de argot español. Víctor León.

Oh, and remember that you can send us words you know by the contact form :) Thank you.



Term Definition

as in other languages such as German or Italian, the use of this term comes from the English word "invert", used in psychiatric field since the publication in 1897 of the work of Havelock Ellis, "Sexual Inversion". Paradigmatic term of pathologizing era in which, from a biased and heteronormative view, was trying to explain homosexuality as abnormal and diverted behavior respect to heterosexuality, correct, natural and majority. The term “Invertido” is included in the DRAE for the first time in 1936 as acceptation of sodomite, and today continues appearing as a euphemism for homosexual. Is still considered an insult.

Related Acera, Ser de la acera de enfrente, Del bando contrario (bat for the other team, play for the other team).

See What is homosexual?

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