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poof

UK slang term for a flagrantly gay man.
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I might have enjoyed Billy Elliot a bit more if the film hadn't insisted so often that Billy is not, I mean not, repeat not a poofter, just because he loves to dance.
Branded a fairy by Vera, a poofter by his big bruv and 'quee' by David Platt (Rita stopped his spray-painting before he could finish), Todd was a defeated man until his ma stepped in and rounded on the bigots.
Victim on Trial: Discourses of Sexual Division in the Courtroom' in Gail Mason and Stephen Tomsen (eds), Homophobic Violence (1997) 46; Adrian Howe, `More Folk Provoke Their Own Demise (Homophobic Violence and Sexed Excuses--Rejoining the Provocation Law Debate, Courtesy of the Homosexual Advance Defence)' (1997) 19 Sydney Law Review 336; Nathan Hodge, `Transgressive Sexualities and the Homosexual Advance' (1998) 23 Alternative Law Journal 30; Stephen Tomsen, `"He Had to Be a Poofter or Something": Violence, Male Honour and Heterosexual Panic' (1998) 3 Journal of Interdisciplinary Gender Studies 44.
That's my version of the story but Stephen says I'm a poofter who wouldn't have made it in the ring.
I am in the Army and my mates use this test to find out whether a bloke is a poofter.
Now it was the blunt and indisputable - queer, fairy, poofter, pansy.
He names a male student and states that the male student knows what a poofter is because he has had inside closet experiences.
He keeps asking me if I am a poofter and says if he catches me wearing it again he will rip it off.
He says he can't believe a son of his is a poofter.
Sir Stirling, 83, said: "I hope the actor would be masculine - not a poofter or anything like that.
Police themselves made '[Reaching the poofters how to swim'--throwing them in the River Torrens against their will--a sort of late-night hobby, until one drowned.