—adj. 1. having or showing a merry, lively mood: gay spirits; gay music. 2. bright or showy: gay colors; gay ornaments. 3. given to or abounding in social or other pleasures: a gay social season. 4. licentious; dissipated; wanton: The baron is a gay old rogue with an eye for the ladies. 5. homosexual.
6. of, indicating, or supporting homosexual interests or issues: a gay organization.
—n. a homosexual person, esp. a male.
—adv. in a gay manner.
Pronunciation: (gā),[key] —n. 1. John, 1685–1732, English poet and dramatist.
2. a female or male given name.