Scissor Sisters’ ‘kiki’ new word is gay slang hit

The Scissor Sisters have officially introduced a new word into our homosexual phrasebook – Kiki

Scissor Sisters’ ‘kiki’ new word is gay slang hit
19 June 2012

Delicious new word ‘kiki’ is being added to the ever growing list of gay phrases that have embedded themselves into popular culture.

Kiki comes from the Scissor Sisters track, aptly named ‘Let’s Have A Kiki’ from their current Magic Hour album and is perhaps best explained by the band themselves who sing: ‘A kiki is a party, for calming all your nerves. We’re spilling tea and dishing just desserts one may deserve. And though the sun is rising, few may choose to leave.’

While the word has been used for many years in the New York drag/ball scene, mostly because of its use in the film Paris Is Burning, the Scissor Sisters have now brought it to worldwide attention.

Everyone is saying it, as can be seen by Kathy Griffin’s recent retweet to celebrity blogger Perez Hilton and Cher.

‘Jesus, I’m off my phone 4 a few hours:) RT @PerezHilton: @kathygriffin We need to have a kiki with @cher!’ the US comedian tweeted.

And the word Kiki is now being used to describe any party. Well…any party that’s fabulous.

As you can see by the crowd’s reaction to the song at their recent performance in Los Angeles below, everyone wants to have a Kiki honee!

What do you think of Kiki and what are your other favorite gay words?
 

HAVE YOUR SAY

MORE TOP STORIES

No thumbnail available

Site shares funny and poignant coming out stories

Everybody has a different coming out story, and new site rucomingout.com shares them to support people through the process
No thumbnail available

Australian marriage equality one step closer

Senator Hanson-Young announces she will bring marriage bill to senate committee
No thumbnail available

Hong Kong gay festival urges its straight allies to come out

Pink Season 2013 highlights what it means to be LGBT in Asia 
No thumbnail available

Radio host sacked for asking Julia Gillard about her ‘gay boyfriend’

Howard Sattler is 'flabbergasted' after being fired for his 'disrespectful and irrelevant' questioning of the Australian prime minister
No thumbnail available

Crowds turn out for 35th Sydney Mardi Gras parade despite threat of rain

Hundreds of thousands of tourists and Sydneysiders turned out to watch the 2013 Mardi Gras parade despite an early threat of rain  
No thumbnail available

Sydney celebrates Bear Pride in August

Sydney’s bear community is celebrating its wintertime festival in August this year with eight events across five days
No thumbnail available

Ginuinely in love with Pink Gin

Edgerton Pink Gin brings out the best in British summer with new cocktail English Rose
No thumbnail available

Japanese pornstars promote safe sex in Taiwan

Taiwan AIDS Foundation invite Japanese gay pornstars, Koh Masaki and Kong, to pro-safe sex party
No thumbnail available

Don’t boycott our vodka, you’ve got the wrong country, say gay Latvians

Westerners are boycotting Stoli Vodka in protest at Russian LGBT rights abuses. But it’s actually not made in Russia at all
29/4 Comely Bank Road, Comely Bank, Edinburgh

29/4 Comely Bank Road, Comely Bank, Edinburgh

Period living with a 21st century twist in one of the UK’s most exciting and vibrant cities