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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So not only is she not a friend of Dorothy, she's not really a friend of "Friends of Dorothy" either.
Drawn to outsiders because he felt like one himself, he became a lifelong "friend of a friend of Dorothy." He loved old-time British music hall (similar to American vaudeville) and was a devotee of the long-running British soap opera Coronation Street, delighting in meeting the cast on the set.
Pauline tries her best to seduce old Derek and offers to rub his magic lamp without realising he's a friend of Dorothy's.
Speaking of which, the Tin Man in search of a heart is played to perfection by Tracy Beaker actor Ben Hanson, with a lovely Welsh lilt; his brave buddy the Lion, played wonderfully by fine-voiced Jimmy Burton-Iles, a touch on the effeminate side, which enabled the obvious line that he was a friend of Dorothy's!
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).
He also wanted to show the world - read any woman who's ever counted calories and secretly ate a bag of chips in a darkened car park then washed the grease off her fingers with full fat Coke - that as well as being a lifelong friend of Dorothy's, he's also been pally with Doritos, Dolly Mixtures and dumplings.
"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'.