Faggot (slang)

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Faggot (or fag) is a derogatory term for a homosexual human. It is usually used to refer to gay men, but may also be used for lesbian women.[1] Many people, especially homosexuals, see it as hate speech. Typically, they prefer the term gay, or sometimes queer; queer having been reclamed by the LGBTQ+ community despite the term's pre-existing negative connotation.

Younger generations often use the term "fag" as an insult towards people that annoy them without actually linking the word to homosexuals.

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  1. Joyce in Nighttown: A Psychoanalytic Inquiry Into Ulysses - Page 221, Mark Shechner - 1974