GAY Stands For: The 1890s. Used to refer to a style of entertainment, costume, or decoration evocative of that period.What is the original definition of gay?
Gay is a term that primarily refers to a homosexual person or the trait of being homosexual. The term was originally used to mean "carefree", "cheerful", or "bright and showy". The term's use as a reference to homosexuality may date as early as the late 19th century, but its use gradually increased in the 20th century.