Definitions for Queer
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curious, funny, odd, peculiar, queer, rum, rummy, singular(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"
gay, queer, homophile(a)(verb)
homosexual or arousing homosexual desires
thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, cross, frustrate, baffle, bilk(verb)
hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
"What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent"
queer, expose, scupper, endanger, peril(verb)
put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position
A person who is or appears homosexual, or who has homosexual qualities.
A person of atypical sexuality or sexual identity.
General term of abuse, casting aspersions on target's sexuality; compare gay.
To render an endeavor or agreement ineffective or null.
To reevaluate or reinterpret a work with an eye to sexual orientation and/or to gender, as by applying queer theory.
(somewhat old-fashioned) weird, odd or different.
(somewhat old-fashioned) slightly unwell (mainly in to feel queer).
having to do with homosexuality, bisexuality, transgenderism etc.
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
mysterious; suspicious; questionable; as, a queer transaction
Origin: [G. quer cross, oblique, athwart (cf. querkopf a queer fellow), OHG. twer, twerh, dwerah; akin to D. dvars, AS, weorh thwart, bent, twisted, Icel. verr thwart, transverse, Goth. warhs angry, and perh. to L. torqyere to twist, and E. through. Cf. Torture, Through, Thwart, a.]
Queer is an umbrella term for sexual and gender minorities that are not heterosexual, heteronormative, or gender-binary. The term is generally controversial because it was reappropriated to an extent in the 1990s from its use as an anti-gay epithet. Furthermore, some LGBT people disapprove of using queer as a catch-all because they consider it offensive, derisive or self-deprecating given its continuous use as a form of hate speech. Other LGBT people may avoid queer because they associate it with political radicalism, or simply because they perceive it as the faddish slang of a "younger generation."
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- хомосексуален, особен, странен, чудатBulgarian
- iskis, dihetBreton
- marieta, marica, estranyCatalan, Valencian
- schwul, seltsam, lesbisch, unwohl, homo, queerGerman
- kvira, kviro, kviriEsperanto
- joto, torcido, raro, julay, maricón, trucha, soplanucas, marica, extrañoSpanish
- outo, omituinen, vinokas, pervo, vino, hinttiFinnish
- obstruer, saboter, bizarreFrench
- neònachScottish Gaelic
- furcsa, buziHungarian
- hombreng, homo, mahoIndonesian
- finocchio, strano, checca, bizzarroItalian
- необичен, чуденMacedonian
- bizar, homo, slecht, afwijkend, nicht, homoseksueel, vreemd, bederven, tegenwerkenDutch
- homse, soper, skeivNorwegian
- estranho, bizarroPortuguese
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