What does Queer mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. gay, queer, homophile(a)(verb)

    homosexual or arousing homosexual desires

  3. 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"

  4. queer, expose, scupper, endanger, peril(verb)

    put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position


  1. queer(Noun)

    A person who is or appears homosexual, or who has homosexual qualities.

  2. queer(Noun)

    A person of atypical sexuality or sexual identity.

  3. queer(Noun)

    General term of abuse, casting aspersions on target's sexuality; compare gay.

  4. queer(Noun)

    Counterfeit money.

  5. queer(Verb)

    To render an endeavor or agreement ineffective or null.

  6. queer(Verb)

    To reevaluate or reinterpret a work with an eye to sexual orientation and/or to gender, as by applying queer theory.

  7. queer(Adverb)


  8. queer(Adjective)

    (somewhat old-fashioned) weird, odd or different.

  9. queer(Adjective)

    (somewhat old-fashioned) slightly unwell (mainly in to feel queer).

  10. queer(Adjective)


  11. queer(Adjective)

    having to do with homosexuality, bisexuality, transgenderism etc.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Queer(adj)

    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

  2. Queer(adj)

    mysterious; suspicious; questionable; as, a queer transaction

  3. Queer(noun)

    counterfeit money

  4. 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.]


  1. Queer

    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."

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Queer

    kwēr, adj. odd, singular, quaint: open to suspicion, dubious: counterfeit: having a sensation of coming sickness.—v.t. (slang) to banter, ridicule.—adj. Queer′ish, somewhat singular.—n. Queer′ity (rare).—adv. Queer′ly.—n. Queer′ness.—Queer Street, the imaginary residence of persons in financial and other difficulties.—A queer fish (see Fish); Shove the queer (slang), to pass bad money. [Low Ger. queer, across, oblique (Ger. quer); cf. Thwart.]

How to pronounce Queer?

  1. Alex
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How to say Queer in sign language?

  1. queer


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Queer in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Queer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Queer in a Sentence

  1. Allen Ginsberg:

    America I'm putting my queer shoulder to the wheel.

  2. Sir Robert Owen:

    All the world is queer save thee and me. And even thou art a little queer.

  3. Perry Brass:

    Contrary to a great number of priests and other godly types, queer does not mean castrated.

  4. Faris Saad:

    A lot of kids we play to...they've never met queer people before, they don't have queer friends.

  5. Jawaharlal Nehru:

    I have become a queer mixture of the East and the West, out of place everywhere, at home nowhere.

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