Visual Thesaurus Word of the Day
Thursday, September 18th dude Takes One to Know One Word of the Day:
Today's first-choice male-to-male appellative has a rather colorful history and started off inauspiciously: as (in the words of the OED) "a name given in ridicule to a man affecting an exaggerated fastidiousness. . ." It's definitely known that the word is of US (and more specifically, New York) origin, but its detailed origins still have etymologists poking around.