Definitions

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  • noun Central America An effeminate homosexual male.

Etymologies

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From Spanish maricón

Examples

  • Then she asked Bill Richardson, who once used the word "maricon" on the Don Imus show, if being gay was a choice.

    Jim David: The Gay Squirm Factor

  • I thanked him for his time and, clearly in frustration, he chastised the media for focusing on his "maricon" moment, said "For Christ's sake, why don't you write about my record."

    08/10/2007

  • I was like 8 when I first heard the word "maricon" (slang for gay? fag? in spanish).

    AfterEllen.com - Because visibility matters

  • To call someone a "maricon" is to take the nearest English equivalent ( "faggot"), triple its intensity, add several layers of hatred and disgust, and square the result.

    Daniel Cubias: Not So Fabuloso: Latinos and Proposition 8

  • Hillary is now playing the game for the Vice President slot. maricon

    Analysis: As Obama nears finish line, can Clinton rebound?

  • How can anyone write a Tell-All book on the Bush Administration without even a pawtry mention? maricon

    Perino on McClellan

  • But there is something called GRACE and MERCY and the GREATER GOOD – I recommend Obama agree to the 69/59 split – NOT because Hillary DESERVES it – but because his vision for America is so MUCH GREATER than all these fights – let the HEALING begin. maricon

    Michigan Dems send latest delegate plan to DNC

  • Mayer's play is inspired by the career of Emile Griffith, middleweight champion in the 1960s, who tragically killed Benny Paret in the ring after Paret had called him a maricon, a homosexual.

    Big Names, Small Stages

  • It's a subject of fierce debate whether these tactics work or are self-sabotaging, but in either case, I'm pretty sure nobody in Latin America is even trying that with "maricon."

    Daniel Cubias: Not So Fabuloso: Latinos and Proposition 8

  • Hadn't liberals been embarrassed by megalomaniacal Cuban and Nicaraguan revolutionaries who orated passionately about democracy while they were hiding in the hills, but once in power quickly came to feel: "Hey, we didn't spend all those years in the jungle living on fried iguanas just to be voted out in some maricon election."

    Ahmad Chalabi

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