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

plumera is the feminine form for plumero, which translated to English language is a feather duster, or anything with feathers. The term was used in Spain in the 70s, belonging to the gay jargon to refer to homosexual man who “has feather” or “spent feather”, way to express that someone is effeminate.

According Cardín someone could be Plumera by excess, so effeminate that approach to transgender, or by default, in cases of cripto-homosexuals (homosexuals in the closet) showing gestures, attitudes or expressions that denote femininity and betray them.

According to Cela, feather also means prostitute, loose woman and even penis.

In any case, the relationship established among birds, female prostitution and male homosexuality has led to a multitude of words and expressions in many languages, as Palomo, Palomo Cojo and Marica in the case of Spanish language, Petuh in the case of Russian and Feygele in Yiddish.

Variations Plumífero, Plumero (Venezuela), Plumoso (Colombia).

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