- "male", when used as a qualifier for "homosexual" (but we already know the character this is applied to is a man).
- some other qualifier gthat would make sense applied to "homosexual" - eg, maybe the character acted like a flaming queen - but I'm not sure which.
- "merry" (the older meaning), but that sounds unlikely in that context.
Any clue? Or timeline of the shift in meaning of the word "gay"?