A butch Latino or Black male who dresses to express their masculinity and hide their sexual preference for other men.

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Meaning

Primarily a New York City cultural word, it is not as popular as it once was. It has been supplanted with the term 'homo thug' though a Banjee isn't necessarily a homosexual.

It references mostly to Black or Latino males who dress in fashion, to present a sense of masculinity. It does not always imply a sexual preference for males, but can be attributed to bi-sexual males or opportune males.

Opportune Males refers to a person who will engage in homosexual acts, either for money, or more likely because no females are around to satisfy their urges. It does not imply homosexuality or even bi-sexuality.

Considered to be more 'assertive' or 'masculine' in appearance, and in attitude.

Noteworthy: Most of the pornographic videos that embraced the term 'banjee' focused more on the 'opportunist' aspect of the word's definition, than about whether or not it referenced a 'butch gay man'.

History

From the 1980's and made more popular in Pornographic videos of the 1990's. It is more about mannerisms and dress, not necessarily referring to one's sexual orientation.


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