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gay-basher

noun [C] uk   /ˈɡeɪˌbæʃ.ər/  us   // (also queer-basher) slang disapproving
someone who hates gay people and attacks them violently
gay-bashing
noun [U] uk   us   /ˈɡeɪˌbæʃ.ɪŋ/ (also queer-bashing)
violence directed at gay people
Translations of “gay-basher”
in Chinese (Traditional) 仇同性戀者, 對同性戀者施以暴力的人…
in Chinese (Simplified) 仇同性恋者, 对同性恋者实施暴力的人…
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