Gay Nineties

Gay Nineties
the 1890s in the United States, a period regarded nostalgically as a decade of prosperous comfort and associated with gaslights, early bicycles and cars, and the Gibson girl.

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  • Gay Nineties — is an American term that refers to the decade of the 1890s. The decade was a period of exceptional economic expansion, and, in particular, of rapid wealth gains in New York City and Boston. The American empire of trade was at one of its zeniths,… …   Wikipedia

  • gay nineties — {n.} The years between 1890 and 1900; remembered as a happy exciting time. * /Ladies wore large hats in the gay nineties./ * /Picnics were popular in the gay nineties./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • gay nineties — {n.} The years between 1890 and 1900; remembered as a happy exciting time. * /Ladies wore large hats in the gay nineties./ * /Picnics were popular in the gay nineties./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • gay\ nineties — noun the years between 1890 and 1900; remembered as a happy exciting time. Ladies wore large hats in the gay nineties. Picnics were popular in the gay nineties …   Словарь американских идиом

  • Gay Nineties — the 1890s in the United States, a period regarded nostalgically as a decade of prosperous comfort and associated with gaslights, early bicycles and cars, and the Gibson girl …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gay (homosexualite) — Gay (homosexualité) Pour les articles homonymes, voir Gay. Drapeau LGBT Le terme gay (en Europe francophone) ou bien gai …   Wikipédia en Français

  • nineties — (n.) 1857 as the years of someone s life between 90 and 99; 1848 as a decade of years in a given century; 1849 with reference to Fahrenheit temperature. See NINETY (Cf. ninety). Many still live who remember those days; if the old men cannot tell… …   Etymology dictionary

  • nineties — ineties n. pl. 1. The decade from 1890 to 1899; as, the gay nineties. [WordNet 1.5] 2. The decade from 1990 to 1999; as, they spent a ton of money to solve the Y2K bug in the nineties. [WordNet 1.5] 3. The time of life between ages 90 and 100.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gay (homosexualité) — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Gay …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Gay — This article is about gay as a term. For homosexuality, see Homosexuality. For other uses, see Gay (disambiguation). Part of a series on Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) people …   Wikipedia

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