pansy

Definitions

General English

Food

  • A plant, Viola tricolor with edible flowers used for decoration and to add a subtle flavour to salads

Slang

  • noun a male homosexual or an effeminate, effete or weak male. A word first used in this context in the 1920s and well-established until the late 1960s. It survives mainly in the speech of the middle-aged and elderly.
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