Definitions for: Queer


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



Webster (1913) Definition: 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]


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.]


Queer, n.
Counterfeit money. [Slang]

To shove the queer, to put counterfeit money in
circulation. [Slang]

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

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