What does queer mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. curious, funny, odd, peculiar, queer, rum, rummy, singularadjective

    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, bilkverb

    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, perilverb

    put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position

Wiktionary

  1. queernoun

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

  2. queernoun

    A person of atypical sexuality or sexual identity.

  3. queernoun

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

  4. queernoun

    Counterfeit money.

  5. queerverb

    To render an endeavor or agreement ineffective or null.

  6. queerverb

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

  7. queeradverb

    queerly

  8. queeradjective

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

  9. queeradjective

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

  10. queeradjective

    homosexual.

  11. queeradjective

    having to do with homosexuality, bisexuality, transgenderism etc.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Queeradjective

    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

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Queeradjective

    mysterious; suspicious; questionable; as, a queer transaction

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Queernoun

    counterfeit money

    Etymology: [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.]

Freebase

  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.]

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  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. Miriam Klein:

    For us, we're not doing this to make money, we're doing because we love Commonwealth Skateboarding and we're proud of our queer culture and want to promote both at the same time.

  2. Judy Garland:

    Actors live in a queer sort of double world. Not many of us have the names or identities we were born with.

  3. Celine Da Silva:

    Being that this is her hometown, I think that we should be celebrating her and honoring her here, and I think that the LGBT and queer community should be able to learn more about historic figures from their own community.

  4. Allen Ginsberg:

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

  5. Dan Howell:

    Queer people exist, choosing not to accept them is not an option. To anyone watching this that isn't out, it's OK. You're OK. You were born this way. It's right. And anyone that has a problem with it is wrong.

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