Meaning: an offensive, derogatory word for a gay man, or a male homosexual
- Oscar was on the subway when some teenage boys sat near him, and one of them said, "Why you lookin' at us? You some sort of fruit, are ya?"
- When I was in the U.S., I saw a sticker on the back of a car that said, "Jesus hates fruits. Kill a queer for Christ." How crazy is that?
Variety: This slang is typically used in American English but may be used in other varieties of English too.
If someone calls a guy a "fruit", they're using an offensive word for