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Definition of "queer" []

  • Deviating from the expected or normal; strange: a queer situation. (adjective)
  • Odd or unconventional, as in behavior; eccentric. See Synonyms at strange. (adjective)
  • Of a questionable nature or character; suspicious. (adjective)
  • Slang Fake; counterfeit. (adjective)
  • Feeling slightly ill; queasy. (adjective)
  • Differing from the normal or usual in a way regarded as odd or strange (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Suspicious, dubious, or shady (adjective)
  • Faint, giddy, or queasy (adjective)
  • Odd or unbalanced mentally; eccentric or slightly mad (adjective)
  • Worthless or counterfeit (adjective)
  • To spoil or thwart (esp in the phrase queer someone's pitch) (verb)
  • To put in a difficult or dangerous position (verb)

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Use "queer" in a sentence
  • "How queer theory does so can be seen by looking at the term ˜queer™ itself."
  • "For example, queer theorists usually argue that one of the advantages of the term ˜queer™ is that it thereby includes transsexuals, sado-masochists, and other marginalized sexualities."
  • ""Well he _were_ a queer bear -- a _queer_ un -- th '_queerest_ I ever hear tell about."