Queerest
Queer Queer (kw[=e]r), a. [Compar. {Queerer} (kw[=e]r"[~e]r); 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. [1913 Webster]

2. Mysterious; suspicious; questionable; as, a queer transaction. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

3. homosexual. [disparaging and offensive] [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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