1. (orig. US) to show off, to act in an exhibitionist manner (and thus draw un-needed attention to oneself).
|AS VI:5 329: (to) advertise, v. To attract undesirable attention by raising a rumpus in a public place.‘Carnival Cant’ in|
|America’s Homosexual Underground 40: Not bad, Junior [...] You ought to advertise a bit. It pays. Don’t cover everything up.|
|Queens’ Vernacular 18: advertise 1. to dress in a sexually provocative manner. A gay maxim runs: ‘It pays to advertise!’.|
2. (gay) to dress in a sexually provocative manner.
3. (camp gay) to pluck and paint one’s eybrows.
|Queens’ Vernacular 18: advertise [...] 2. (camp) to pluck and then paint the eyebrows.|
(US gay) a bar frequented by male prostitutes and their clients.
(US gay) a men’s washroom.
|Homosexual in America 112: I was invited to a gay bar [...] while there, a companion to whom I was talking excused himself, saying that he had to go to the advertising club.|