Meaning of Gay Gordons in English:

Gay Gordons

noun

  • 1The Gordon Highlanders.

  • 2An old-time dance performed in couples (originally to a tune called ‘The Gordon Highlanders’) and popular at ceilidhs and social dances.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Charles Kirkpatrick Sharpe (1781–1851), antiquary and collector.