- to have a strong liking for; be obsessed with
Other Word Forms of Queer
Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Queer
- be queer for
Origin of Queer
From Scots, perhaps from Middle Low German (Brunswick dialect) queer (“oblique, off-center"), related to German quer (“diagonally"), from Old High German twerh (“oblique"), from Proto-Indo-European *twerk- (“to turn, twist, wind"). Related to thwart.
Perhaps from Low German oblique, off-center from Middle Low German dwer terkw- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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