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An adjective meaning cheerful or carefree that acquired an association with loose morals and sexual licentiousness in the 19th century, and in approximately the 1940s came into use among members of the homosexual community to describe male homosexuality. In this context, it has no pejorative connotation.

Subjects: Psychology — Public Health and Epidemiology.

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