batty boy

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batty boy

Pejorative
Jamaican patois and sexual slur for a gay, bisexual or effeminate man.
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If a man who is called to arms does not respond with the appropriate gestures, postures or aesthetics he is regarded, for better or worse, therefore, as a "battyman", as popular Dancehall group TOK reminds in the song Chi-Chi Man.
Thus you were able to say, "Me never know a gay smaddi(4) yet," or "Battyman, man royal(5), the whole heap a them nasty so" -- without acknowledging that the woman who sold you yams and breadfruit this morning or last night might be a lesbian, that the man who drove the bus you rode to work might have gone home later to the kisses and love of another man, that the women who work as security guards, or pharmacy clerks, or as sidewalk vendors on Orange Street and King Street might be dreaming of loving each other -- what is normal and is true.
I called J-FLAG and reluctantly informed them that they should not present another panel because I was worried that they would be opposed by a 'battyman bashing posse'.