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Meaning & Definition of Queer in English

English

Queer

/kwɪr/

noun

1. Offensive term for an openly homosexual man

    synonym:
  • fagot
  • ,
  • faggot
  • ,
  • fag
  • ,
  • fairy
  • ,
  • nance
  • ,
  • pansy
  • ,
  • queen
  • ,
  • queer
  • ,
  • poof
  • ,
  • poove
  • ,
  • pouf

verb

1. Hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of

  • "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was ruth's amazing september surge"
  • "Foil your opponent"
    synonym:
  • thwart
  • ,
  • queer
  • ,
  • spoil
  • ,
  • scotch
  • ,
  • foil
  • ,
  • cross
  • ,
  • frustrate
  • ,
  • baffle
  • ,
  • bilk

2. Put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position

    synonym:
  • queer
  • ,
  • expose
  • ,
  • scupper
  • ,
  • endanger
  • ,
  • peril

adjective

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • curious
  • ,
  • funny
  • ,
  • odd
  • ,
  • peculiar
  • ,
  • queer
  • ,
  • rum
  • ,
  • rummy
  • ,
  • singular

2. Homosexual or arousing homosexual desires

    synonym:
  • gay
  • ,
  • queer
  • ,
  • homophile(a)

Examples of using

He had a queer expression on his face.
He is really a queer fellow!
What a queer story!