What Does FRUITY Mean?

FRUITY means "Gay" and "Crazy." Here's more information about each of these definitions of FRUITY, with examples of use.


The word FRUIT has long been used as a pejorative term for a gay man. Recently, both FRUIT and FRUITY have been "owned" by the LGBTQ communities and are now used as terms of endearment. For example:
  • Toni: You're a total fruit.
  • Jo: Thank you. You're a little FRUITY yourself.


FRUIT and FRUITY have also long been used as slang for "Crazy." For example:
  • Sam: Your brother is as mad as a box of frogs.
  • Lee: He is totally FRUITY.

Summary of Key Points for the First Definition of FRUITY

"Gay" is the most common definition for FRUITY on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Type:Word (Slang)
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Summary of Key Points for the Second Definition

"Crazy" is another common definition for FRUITY.
Type:Word (Slang)
3: Guessable
Typical Users:


An Academic Look at FRUITY

FRUITY is a slang word. Slang refers to words, phrases and uses of language that are regarded as very informal and which are often restricted to a special context or a particular group of users.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

The use of FRUITY to mean gay or crazy long pre-dates the digital era.

Example of FRUITY Used in a Text


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