friend of Dorothy


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friend of Dorothy

(ˈdɒrəθɪ)
n
informal a male homosexual
[C20: after a character in the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz played by Judy Garland, who has a large gay following]
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Drawn to outsiders because he felt like one himself, he became a lifelong "friend of a friend of Dorothy.
Its first story, ``A Friend of Dorothy,'' is both its oddest and its least subtle, actually intimating in a strange way that old bigoted saw, that gays in fact do try to recruit fresh blood.
But you couldn't have a talent search without Graham Norton, who'll slip effortlessly back into his role of host and bona-fide friend of Dorothy.
At home on 27th October with his family by his side following an illness bravely borne, Tommy (Thomas), aged 73 years, beloved husband and best friend of Dorothy, loving dad of Christine and Beverley, father-in-law of Bill and Derek, devoted grandad to Rachael and Sophie and honorary grandad to Christopher and Katherine, dear uncle and proud Freeman of Newcastle upon Tyne (Ropemakers).
Certainly it's not going to happen overnight and we have to allow it a few years to develop a reputation, but our motto is 'You don't have to be a friend of Dorothy to be a friend of Iris'.
The original friend of Dorothy sleeps with Marion Brando and James Dean and gives a blow-by-blow of old Hollywood's decline.