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noun
In Drag culture, to point out a person’s flaws and deficiencies in a funny or clever way. “LaGanja read Alyssa, pointing out the other queen’s fat back and love handles.”
 
A metaphoric shift has taken place with this term, with the original meaning of “reading” (as in reading words) being broadened to include “reading” a person and their flaws.
Etymology : From the Old English rædan “to council” (etymonline)
Source : RuPaul. RuPaul’s Drag Race, Season 6, Episode 7. September, 2016.
Last modified: 5 December 2016


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