Outcast and segregated groups of people often develop their own lexicon. I learned a whole new vocabulary back in the 1970's when I moved into the gay neighborhood of Chicago. Some of the words are too filthy or too controversial to repeat here, but many have now been incorporated into the mainstream language. In seventies slang I would have been deemed a "dinge queen", however since I kept my forays into the world of black men quiet, I was simply referred to as "chicken". Chicken meaning young, skinny, and hairless. A term was coined in the eighties for those who were the opposite, meaning a bit older, more plump, and hirsute. They are called Bears.