poofter


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poofter

(ˈpʊftə; ˈpuːf-)
n
1. offensive Brit a man who is considered effeminate or homosexual
2. derogatory NZ a contemptible person
[C20: expanded form of poof]
Translations

poofter

[ˈpʊftər] (British) npédé mpooh-pooh [ˌpuːˈpuː] vt [+ idea, suggestion] → dédaigner
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Young wrote on Twitter: "Homophobic abuse from a TFL bus driver calling me a poofter.
INTERNATIONALS rugby player Clive Shell, right, was involved in a street brawl after a youth called him "a baldheaded b***d" and "a poofter," Bridgend magistrates heard.
In western countries, words such as gay, faggot, lezzie, and poofter seem to be commonly used in name-calling among adolescents (AAUW, 2001; Chiodo.
156) The offender said as he attacked the victim, 'I'm going to kill you, you dirty poofter.
I love the word poofter and often call myself a poof, even when I fill in forms.
Often used to deride such people, eg: 'That bloody tree-hugging greenie poofter.
You can describe me as a gay political performer or you could say I'm a poofter princess prancing against the patriarchy.
He has an amazing number of derogatory names (MORON, DESPOT, PEST, POOFTER, SNOOP, MONSTER, DOPE, FOP, DEMON with HORNS) and is POOR, SOFT, MOROSE and STONED--yet he can be a HERO with HONOR
Further, 'hate speech' has become synonymous with the practice of naming marginalized individuals (such as poofter, dyke or Jew), yet this primary form of hate violence is only one of a range of acts that define and separate gay men, lesbians and Jews from their wider communities.
He had to be a poofter or something': Violence, Male Honour and Heterosexual Panic.