- The definition of queer is something odd or unusual, or is an offensive and derogatory term used to describe a homosexual.
When you have an odd and unusual habit, it is an example of something that might be described as a queer habit.
- Queer is a strange or eccentric person, or an offensive and derogatory slang term used for a homosexual person.
An example of a queer is a person who dresses in unusual clothes and is known for doing very odd things such as standing on one leg for long periods of time.
Queer means odd behavior.
queer definition by Webster's New World
- differing from what is usual or ordinary; odd; singular; strange
- slightly ill; qualmish or giddy
- Informal doubtful; suspicious
- Informal having mental quirks; eccentric
- Slang counterfeit; not genuine
- ☆ Slang homosexual: in general usage, still chiefly a slang term of contempt or derision, but lately used as by some academics and homosexual activists as a descriptive term without negative connotations
Origin: northern Eng and amp; Scottish dial: via beggars' cant ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps German quer, crosswise, in the origin, originally sense (MHG twer), crooked
- to spoil the smooth operation or success of
- to put (oneself) into an unfavorable position
- counterfeit money
- a strange or eccentric person
- ☆ Slang a homosexual: see note at adj. 6
queer definition by American Heritage Dictionary
adjective queer·er, queer·est
- Deviating from the expected or normal; strange: a queer situation.
- Odd or unconventional, as in behavior; eccentric. See Synonyms at strange.
- Of a questionable nature or character; suspicious.
- Slang Fake; counterfeit.
- Feeling slightly ill; queasy.
- Offensive Slang Homosexual.
- Usage Problem Of or relating to lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, or transgendered people.
- Offensive Slang Used as a disparaging term for a homosexual person.
- Usage Problem A lesbian, gay male, bisexual, or transgendered person.
- To ruin or thwart: “might try to queer the Games with anything from troop movements . . . to a bomb attack” (Newsweek).
- To put (someone) in a bad position.
Origin: Perhaps from Low German, oblique, off-center, from Middle Low German dwer; see terkw- in Indo-European roots.
- queerˈish adjective
- queerˈly adverb
- queerˈness noun
queer - Phrases/Idioms
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