gay and hearty n.
(Aus.) a party.
|Sport (Adelaide) 3 Aug. 14/3: They Say [...] That Shorty and Squire were at a local gay and hearty [...] and went home sober.|
|Sport (Adelaide) 26 July 10/2: Jeanie C. and Myrtle W. were the pick of the basket at the ‘gay and hearty’ Tuesday night.|
|Foveaux 176: She’ll be with a gay, not just a bunny anyone would pick up.|
|‘Whisper All Aussie Dict.’ in Kings Cross Whisper (Sydney) xxxv 6/1: gay: A [...] party from rhyming slang, gay and hearty.|
|Dict. of Cockney Rhy. Sl.|
|Up the Cross 37: They even had a celebration gay ’n’ hearty.(con. 1959)|
|Ridgey-Didge Oz Jack Lang 29: Gay and Hearty Party.|
|Lairs, Urgers & Coat-Tuggers 100: Uncle Ern [...] invites the still wet and all but whiskerless youth over to his Five Dock 76th gay’n’hearty.|
|Pete’s Aussie Sl. Home Page 🌐 gay and hearty: a party.|