An Ideal Husband

is a "dandy" someone gay?

When Wilde describes a character as a "dandy" does he mean that they are gay, or is it merely a description of a certain type of male behavior, with no sexual overtones?

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The second of your definitions is the more accurate. While the term could well describe someone with gay tendencies, it does not preclude a straight male who merely has effeminate behaviors and habits.