gavin and dean

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Cockney rhyming slang for 'Queen' when used colloquially to mean a gay person: a non heterosexual person.

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  • Gavin and Dean were two homosexuals living in SW London, who came to prominence in the early 1990s. They both worked in the creative industries when niche words and phrases were picked up by a wider public.
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I met a gorgeous man today, said Stella, but he was not interested in me -just my luck he was a Gavin!

Submitted on November 11, 2020

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