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Queer

Queer Meaning & Definition
Queer Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Queer?

[n] offensive terms for an openly homosexual man
[adj] beyond or deviating from the usual or expected; "a curious hybrid accent"; "her speech has a funny twang"; "they have some funny ideas about war"; "had an odd name"; "the peculiar aromatic odor of cloves"; "something definitely queer about this town"; "what a rum fellow"; "singular behavior"
[adj] homosexual or arousing homosexual desires
[adj] (informal) not as expected; "there was something fishy about the accident"; "up to some funny business"; "some definitely queer goings-on"; "a shady deal"; "her motives were suspect"; "suspicious behavior"
[v] put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position
[v] hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Queer: baffle | bilk | cross | curious | endanger | expose | fag | faggot | fagot | fairy | fishy | foil | frustrate | funny | gay | homophile(a) | homosexual | nance | odd | pansy | peculiar | peril | poof | poove | pouf | queen | questionable | rum | rummy | scotch | scupper | shady | singular | spoil | strange | suspect | suspicious | thwart | unusual

Related Terms | Find terms related to Queer:

See Also | affect | bear on | bear upon | compromise | dash | disappoint | double cross | forbid | foreclose | forestall | gay man | impact | let down | preclude | prevent | ruin | shirtlifter | short-circuit | subject | touch | touch on

Queer In Webster's Dictionary

\Queer\, v. t. [From {Queer}, a.] 1. To puzzle. [Prov. Eng. or Slang] 2. To ridicule; to banter; to rally. [Slang] 3. To spoil the effect or success of, as by ridicule; to throw a wet blanket on; to spoil. [Slang]
\Queer\, a. [Compar. {Queerer}; superl. {Queerest}.] [G. quer cross, oblique, athwart (cf. querkopf a queer fellow), {OHG}. twer, twerh, dwerah; akin to D. dvars, AS, [thorn]weorh thwart, bent, twisted, Icel. [thorn]verr thwart, transverse, Goth. [thorn]wa[`i]rhs angry, and perh. to L. torqyere to twist, and E. through. Cf. {Torture}, {Through}, {Thwart}, a.] 1. At variance with what is usual or normal; differing in some odd way from what is ordinary; odd; singular; strange; whimsical; as, a queer story or act. `` A queer look.'' --W. Irving. 2. Mysterious; suspicious; questionable; as, a queer transaction. [Colloq.]
\Queer\, n. Counterfeit money. [Slang] {To shove the queer}, to put counterfeit money in circulation. [Slang]

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