One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A person who advocated the literary merits of the Sonnet à Uranie by V. de Voiture (1597–1648) over those of a sonnet on Job by I. de Benserade (1613–91), in a dispute which divided the French literary world in the mid 17th cent. Now historical and rare.
2A (male) homosexual. Compare "Uranian". Now chiefly historical.
Early 18th century.
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