Associations to the word «Queer»


QUEER, adjective. (now) (slightly dated) Weird, odd or different; whimsical. [from 16th c.]
QUEER, adjective. (slightly dated) Slightly unwell (mainly in to feel queer). [from 18th c.]
QUEER, adjective. (colloquial) Homosexual. [from 20th c.]
QUEER, adjective. More broadly: pertaining to sexual behaviour or identity which does not conform to conventional heterosexual standards, assumptions etc. [from 20th c.]
QUEER, noun. (colloquial) A person who is or appears homosexual, or who has homosexual qualities.
QUEER, noun. (colloquial) A person of atypical sexuality or sexual identity.
QUEER, noun. (colloquial) (vulgar) (derogatory) General term of abuse, casting aspersions on target's sexuality; compare gay.
QUEER, noun. (definite) (the queer) (informal) (archaic) Counterfeit money.
QUEER, verb. (transitive) To render an endeavor or agreement ineffective or null.
QUEER, verb. (UK) (dialect) (dated) To puzzle.
QUEER, verb. (slang) (dated) To ridicule; to banter; to rally.
QUEER, verb. (slang) (dated) To spoil the effect or success of, as by ridicule; to throw a wet blanket on; to spoil.
QUEER, verb. (social science) To reevaluate or reinterpret a work with an eye to sexual orientation and/or to gender, as by applying queer theory.
QUEER, adverb. Queerly.
QUEER ANARCHISM, noun. (politics) (economics) an anarchist school of thought advocating anarchism as means of achieving rights and liberation for LGBT people (i.e. homosexuals, bisexuals, transgenders and transexuals)
QUEER ANARCHIST, adjective. (politics) (economics) of, supporting, relating to, or advocating queer anarchism
QUEER ANARCHIST, noun. (politics) (economics) a person who advocates queer anarchism
QUEER AS A CLOCKWORK ORANGE, adjective. (simile) Strange, odd, unusual.
QUEER AS A CLOCKWORK ORANGE, adjective. (simile) Unusually camp, unusually homosexual.
QUEER BAITING, noun. Alternative form of queerbaiting
QUEER BASHING, noun. (idiomatic) (slang) prejudice or violence against homosexuals.
QUEER FISH, noun. (dated) (chiefly British) An odd or eccentric person.
QUEER SOMEONE'S PITCH, verb. (chiefly British) (idiomatic) To make a task more difficult for the speaker.
QUEER STREET, noun. (idiomatic) (British) Hard times; a difficult circumstance, especially financially.
QUEER STREET, noun. (idiomatic) (boxing) A stunned condition.
QUEER STUDIES, noun. The study, based on critical theory, of issues relating to sexual orientation and gender identity, usually focusing on LGBT.
QUEER THEORY, noun. (LGBT) A field of critical theory that emerged in the early 1990s out of LGBT studies and feminist studies, a kind of interpretation devoted to queer readings of texts.
QUEER UP, verb. (transitive) (informal) to ruin, mess up.

Dictionary definition

QUEER, noun. Offensive term for an openly homosexual man.
QUEER, 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, verb. Put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position.
QUEER, adjective. 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".
QUEER, adjective. Homosexual or arousing homosexual desires.

Wise words

Don't use words too big for the subject. Don't say "infinitely" when you mean "very"; otherwise you'll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite.
C. S. Lewis