from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Gay, John 1685-1732. English writer known especially for his play The Beggar's Opera (1728).
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- proper n. An English surname, originally a nickname for a cheerful or lively person.
- proper n. A female given name from the word gay, "joyful"; rare today.
- proper n. A male given name. Also a shortened form of Gabriel, Gaylord and similar names, or transferred from the surname.
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