Lesbian slang is a unique language that can be hard to understand for people who are new to the lesbian community. We are creating a dictionary that will help clear up any confusion you may have about lesbian slang terms, as well as provide a list of popular words used among lesbians.
Our LGBT vocabulary will contain the most popular words used by our community and will be built over time. Please submit any word you want us to add. Every word will have a short definition and link to a more comprehensive guide.
AFAB is used to describe people who were assigned female at birth, regardless of the person's gender identity.
AMAB is used to describe people who were assigned male at birth, regardless of the person's gender identity.
A term used to describe someone who does not identify as any specific gender.
A term used to describe someone who has two gender identities.
A term that refers to an individual who is attracted emotionally, romantically, and/or sexually to both men and women. Bisexuality doesn't require equal attraction to all genders, and it doesn't exclude attraction to non-binary or transgender individuals.
Chapstick lesbians are lesbians who are not too femme or too butch. They fall somewhere in between lipstick lesbian and butch.
A demigirl is someone who partially identifies as a girl regardless of their assigned gender at birth.
A goldstar lesbian is a lesbian who has never had sex with any other gender than women.
Lipstick lesbian is a slang term for a lesbian who wears makeup and dresses in a more feminine way than other lesbians.
Non-binary is a term used in the context of gender identity to describe those who do not exclusively identify as male or female. It's an umbrella term that can encompass a variety of gender identities that do not conform to the traditional binary notion of man or woman.
A term referring to individuals who are capable of being attracted - emotionally, romantically, and/or sexually - to multiple genders or regardless of gender. It emphasizes the potential for attractions to people of all gender identities.
Sapphic is an identity term that refers to someone who identifies as female or nonbinary and is attracted to women.
A stud lesbian is a black or Latinx lesbian who is typically masculine in appearance and demeanor.
A tomboy is a girl who exhibits characteristics or behaviours considered typical of a boy.