What Does FRUITY Mean in a Text?

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The Quick Answer

FRUITY means "Gay" and "Crazy."


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.

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When I write FRUITY, I mean this:

meaning of FRUITY


Summary of Key Points for the First Definition of FRUITY

"Gay" is, by far, the most common meaning for FRUITY when it is used in a text. (Bear in mind that it could have another meaning if used in a different context.)
Type:Word (Slang)
Guessability:guessability level 3

3: Guessable

Typical Users:typical user
Adults and Teenagers

Summary of Key Points for the Second Definition

"Crazy" is another common definition for FRUITY.
Type:Word (Slang)
Guessability:guessability level 3

3: Guessable

Typical Users:typical user

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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