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Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

Contents

English

Etymology

Blend of has-been and lesbian.

Noun

Singular
hasbian

Plural
hasbians

hasbian (plural hasbians)

  1. (slang, GBLT) A former lesbian who is now in a heterosexual relationship.

Synonyms

Quotations

1989 1990 1995
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  • 1989, Patricia Roth Schwartz, “On the Hasbian Phenomenon,” off our backs, June, 1989, p. 11[1]
  • 1990, Herb Caen, “Plenty of Monday,” The San Francisco Chronicle, March 12, 1990
    Evelyn White reports that in feminist circles, lesbians who have gone straight — apparently all the rage these days — are known as ‘hasbians’.
  • 1995, Anonymous, “Dear Dawn,” The Dominion, November 20, 1995
    Say that you’d only just got used to telling your friends your daughter was a lesbian and do not relish having to inform them that she is now a hasbian.

References

  • Notes:
  1. ^ Sex and sensibility: stories of a lesbian generation, by Arlene Stein, 1997, p. 288

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