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Meaning of QUEER

Pronunciation:  kweer

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  offensive terms for an openly homosexual man
  2. [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"
  3. [adj]  homosexual or arousing homosexual desires
  4. [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"
  5. [v]  put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position
  6. [v]  hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent"

QUEER is a 5 letter word that starts with Q.


 Synonyms: 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
 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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]
  2. \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.]
  3. \Queer\, n.
    Counterfeit money. [Slang]
    {To shove the queer}, to put counterfeit money in
       circulation. [Slang]