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geriatric set:

Derogatory nickname for aging , middle-aged or elderly homosexuals collectively, especially if effeminate , dainty and gossipy. Old age starts early in the gay community, around 30.
Synonyms: aging-actress ; aunt ; aunt-Mame ; aunt-Mathilda ; auntie ; chin-strap ; Geritol-set ; dirty-old-man ; fallen-star ; grandma ; gray-lady ; grimm's-fairy ; old-girl (hen, one, thing , queen , queer); prune-person ; rancid-flower ; soiled-senior-citizen ; wheelchair-set .

Quote: Bruce Rodgers. The Queens' Vernacular (1972): ' Youth is the premium in the real world , but it is the criterion in the gay world '.

See Also: aging actress, aunt, auntie, beach blanket, Big Bertha, bondage harness, bubble-gum set, callibombe, chin-strap, clap eyes on, clap one's eyes on, copping clothes, dirty old man, essayeur, fallen star, fuck music, gay lifestyle, Geritol set, grandma, gray lady, grimm's fairy, lay eyes on, lay one's eyes on, old girl, old hen, old queen, old thing, pipes, prune person, rancid flower, set, set eyes on, soiled senior citizen, third sex, wheelchair set

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