See also: schwül

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From German schwul.

AdjectiveEdit

schwul (not comparable)

  1. (Limburg) homosexual

InflectionEdit

Inflection of schwul
uninflected schwul
inflected schwule
comparative
positive
predicative/adverbial schwul
indefinite m./f. sing. schwule
n. sing. schwul
plural schwule
definite schwule
partitive schwuls

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From German Low German schwul (sultry, hot and humid) (17th century), adopted into Standard German as schwül in the 18th century. The older form without umlaut appears in Berlin dialect in the 19th century in the current sense, building on the slang term warm (as in warmer Bruder) for ‘homosexual’. The earliest attestation of this sense dates to 1847 (Paul Derks).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʃvuːl/
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AdjectiveEdit

schwul (comparative schwuler, superlative am schwulsten)

  1. (colloquial) homosexual/gay (of males)
  2. (derogatory, slang) having effeminate or flamboyant qualities; fruity, queer, swishy

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