In 1987 the New
York Times authorized its writers to use it without quotation marks.
What three-letter word is it?
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By then, it had become apparent that the
word's main denotation was homosexual not
happy. The first OED citation for the word gay as a noun meaning "a homosexual (usually male)" is
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