What Does GAYSPLAIN Mean?

GAYSPLAIN means "A Gay Person Condescendingly Explaining Gay Issues."

The term GAYSPLAIN is widely used on social media to describe a gay person who condescendingly explains gay issues, especially to other members of the LGBT community.

GAYSPLAIN is a combination of the words "Gay" and "Explain." It was inspired by the term Mansplain, which has also given rise to an ever-growing list of similar terms, including:
  • Queersplain - A queer person condescendingly explaining queer issues.
  • Straightsplain - A straight person explaining LGBT issues to a gay person.
  • Trumpsplain - A supporter of former president Trump defending his record.
  • Whitesplain - A white person explaining racial issues to a member of an ethnic minority.

Summary of Key Points

"A Gay Person Condescendingly Explaining Gay Issues" is the most common definition for GAYSPLAIN on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:A Gay Person Condescendingly Explaining Gay Issues
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers


An Academic Look at GAYSPLAIN

As it is formed by merging two words into one, GAYSPLAIN is a portmanteau word. It is a combination of the words Gay and Explain.

GAYSPLAIN is also a neologism (i.e., a newly coined word or term which has emerged into everyday usage). Some neologisms are formally accepted into mainstream language (at which point, they cease to be neologisms), and some wither until they can longer be considered everyday terms. A neologism can be:
  • A completely new word (e.g., oversharers).
  • A new combination of existing words (e.g., digital detox).
  • A new meaning for an existing word (e.g., sick).

Example of GAYSPLAIN Used in a Text


See Also

DIETSPLAIN (a devotee of a particular diet condescendingly explaining the "scientifically-proven benefits" of their way of eating) FITSPLAIN (a gym or fitness class member condescendingly explaining fitness training) GRAMMARSPLAIN (a grammar enthusiast explaining the intricacies of grammar) JOURNOSPLAIN (a journalist explaining a complicated issue to a subject matter expert (e.g., a scientist)) LGBTIQAPD (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and/or questioning, intersex, asexual and/or ally, pansexual, and demi-sexual) LGBTQIA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and/or questioning, intersex, and asexual and/or ally) TRADE (young, sexually attractive gay man) ROUGH TRADE (casual sex between men from different social classes)