lance

v.
To force a celebrity to reveal that he or she is gay.
lancing, lanceing, pp.
Example Citations:
Doogie Howser wasn't outed, he was "lanced."
That's a new term to describe celebrities who have been forced to reveal they're gay, said Reichen Lehmkuhl, boyfriend of 'N Sync star Lance Bass.
"It's to be outed by someone in the public media and to a celebrity, and Neil Patrick Harris, I understand, has been 'lanced,' " Lehmkuhl told AP Radio News in a recent interview. The term was coined, he said, after Bass revealed earlier this year that he is gay.
"They're calling it a 'lancing.' It's to be 'lanced,' " Lehmkuhl said of Harris, who said last week he is "a very content gay man living my life to the fullest."
—RedEye, "Lance' a lot," Chicago Tribune, November 9, 2006
Should Reichen's attempt at turning his more famous boyfriend's name into a lower-case, media buzzword actually catch on, it could well be Lance Bass who ultimately suffers, the public's perception of the former, non-essential *NSYNCer becoming forever linked to the generic shorthand for "famous for being smoked out of the closet." Still, "lanced" does have a catchy succinctness to it, and we wouldn't be surprised if an entirely new vocabulary based upon the Great Celebrity Outings of 2006 were to follow suit, including "knighted" (announcing one's sexual preference as a direct result of an on-set choking or similar, violent attack), "doogied" (putting one's itchy-trigger-fingered publicist in his place with an unabashed rejection of his gay denials), and, not to leave out the man who started it all, the verb "to reichen," i.e. encouraging one's celebrity boyfriend to come out, then riding the free publicity for every photo-op, soundbite and self-promotional opportunity that it's worth.
—"Reichen Lehmkuhl Hoping To Augment Boyfriend Lance Bass's Cultural Profile By Turning Him Into Dictionary Entry," Defamer, November 7, 2006
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There's a new way to describe celebrities who are coming out of the closet.
Lance-ing is the new it term, referring to *NSYNC member Lance Bass, who announced months ago he was gay and in a relationship with Reichen Lehmkuhl of The Amazing Race fame.
—Chad Martin, "Celebrities get lanced," Calgary Sun, October 24, 2006
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  • lance — LANCE. s. f. Arme d hast, ou à long bois qui a un fer pointu & qui est fort grosse vers la poignée. Lance de combat. lance à fer emoulu. lance de jouste. lance de tournoy. mettre la lance en arrest. coucher la lance. baisser la lance. rompre une… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • lance — Lance, f. penac. Est la piece des armes offensives que l homme d armes porte, laquelle est de bois en longueur de douze à quinze pieds, peu plus peu moins, grosse à l empoignure et au bas bout, et allant en amenuisant jusques au haut bout, qui… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • Lance — (l[a^]ns), n. [OE. lance, F. lance, fr. L. lancea; cf. Gr. lo gchh. Cf. {Launch}.] 1. A weapon of war, consisting of a long shaft or handle and a steel blade or head; a spear carried by horsemen, and often decorated with a small flag; also, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lance — ist: Familienname folgender Personen: Bert Lance (* 1931), US amerikanischer Bankmanager und Politiker George Lance (1802–1864), englischer Maler Leonard Lance (* 1952), US amerikanischer Politiker Sylvia Lance Harper (1895–19**), australische… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • lance — 1. m. Acción y efecto de lanzar (ǁ arrojar). 2. Acción de echar la red para pescar. 3. Pesca que se saca de una vez. 4. Trance u ocasión crítica. 5. En el poema dramático, o en cualquier otro análogo, y en la novela, suceso, acontecimiento,… …   Diccionario de la lengua española

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  • Lance — Lance, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lanced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Lancing}.] 1. To pierce with a lance, or with any similar weapon. [1913 Webster] Seized the due victim, and with fury lanced Her back. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To open with a lancet; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lance — LÁNCE, lănci, s.f. Veche armă de atac, formată dintr o vergea lungă de lemn prevăzută cu un vârf metalic ascuţit; suliţă. – Din it. lancia. Trimis de LauraGellner, 17.05.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  LÁNCE s. v. suliţă. Trimis de siveco, 13.09.2007.… …   Dicționar Român

  • lance — [lans, läns] n. [OFr < L lancea, light spear, lance, orig. Spanish lance < Celt] 1. a thrusting weapon consisting of a long wooden shaft with a sharp metal spearhead 2. LANCER 3. any sharp instrument resembling a lance, as a fish spear 4. a …   English World dictionary

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