1. From the 1630s to the 1830s, someone addicted to social pleasures and dissipations.
2. From the 1830s to the 1930s, a prostitute or a woman who led an immoral life .
3. Prison and hobo slang in the USA in the 1930s for a male homosexual , especially the homosexual companion of an older tramp .
4. By the 1950s, gey cat had shortened to gay with it's present definition of homosexual .
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