GAY, a. 1. Merry; airy; jovial; sportive; frolicksome. It denotes more life and animation than cheerful. Belinda smiled, and all the world was gay.2. Fine; showy; as a gay dress.3. Inflamed or merry with liquor; intoxicated; a vulgar use of the word in America.
GAY, n. An ornament. [Not used.]