queer

  • 1 Queer — [ kwɪə(ɹ)] ist ein Fremdwort aus der englischen Sprache und bezeichnet als Adjektiv Dinge, Handlungen oder Personen, die von der Norm abweichen. Ursprünglich drückte es meist eine negative Einstellung zu der Abweichung oder dem Abweichler aus… …

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  • 2 Queer — has traditionally meant odd or unusual, but is now also used to refer to anyone who is not heteronormative. Its use in reference to LGBT (gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex) communities as well as those perceived to be members of those …

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  • 3 queer´ly — queer «kwihr», adjective, noun, verb. –adj. 1. not usual or normal; strange; odd; peculiar: »a queer way to repay a favor. That was a queer remark for her to make. The old three cornered hat, And the breeches, and all that, Are so queer! (Oliver… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 4 Queer — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda La palabra queer tradicionalmente ha significado en inglés ([kʷɪɚ(ɹ)]) extraño o poco usual, pero su utilización en referencia a la comunidad LGBT y los miembros que se percibe que pertenecen a ésta ha modificado la… …

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  • 5 queer — queer; queer·ish; queer·i·ty; queer·ly; queer·ness; queer·ish·ly; queer·ish·ness; …

    English syllables

  • 6 queer — ► ADJECTIVE 1) strange; odd. 2) informal, derogatory (of a man) homosexual. 3) Brit. informal, dated slightly ill. ► NOUN informal, derogatory ▪ a homosexual man. ► VERB informal ▪ spoil or ruin …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 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 …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 Queer — Queer, n. 1. Counterfeit money. [Slang] [1913 Webster] 2. a homosexual. [disparaging and offensive] [PJC] {To shove the queer}, to put counterfeit money in circulation. [Slang] [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 Queer — (kw[=e]r), v. t. [From {Queer}, a.] 1. To puzzle. [Prov. Eng. or Slang] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. To ridicule; to banter; to rally. [Slang] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 3. To spoil the effect or success of, as by ridicule; to throw a wet blanket on; to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 10 queer — The word was first used as an adjective and noun meaning ‘homosexual’ in the 1920s. Although it is still generally regarded as derogatory or offensive when used by heterosexual people, it has been adopted in recent years by homosexuals referring… …

    Modern English usage

  • 11 queer — [adj1] odd; abnormal anomalous, atypical, bizarre, crazy, curious, demented, disquieting, doubtful, droll, dubious, eccentric, eerie, erratic, extraordinary, fishy*, flaky*, fly ball*, freaky*, funny, idiosyncratic, irrational, irregular, kinky* …

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  • 12 queer — [kwir] adj. [N Eng & Scot dial: via beggars cant < ? Ger quer, crosswise, in the orig. sense (MHG twer), crooked] 1. differing from what is usual or ordinary; odd; singular; strange 2. slightly ill; qualmish or giddy 3. Informal doubtful;… …

    English World dictionary

  • 13 queer — index eccentric, irregular (not usual), ludicrous, noteworthy, peculiar (curious), prodigious (amazing) …

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  • 14 queer — adj *strange, odd, erratic, eccentric, peculiar, quaint, outlandish, curious Analogous words: dubious, *doubtful, questionable: droll, funny, *laughable: bizarre, grotesque, *fantastic …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 15 Queer — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Queer (homonymie). Queer est, à la base, un mot anglais signifiant « étrange », « peu commun », souvent utilisé comme insulte envers des individus gays, lesbiennes, transsexuels… Par ironie et …

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  • 16 queer — I adj. 1) queer about (there is smt. queer about them) 2) queer to + inf. (it s queer to be speaking of the heat in January) 3) queer that + clause (it s queer that he hasn t arrived yet) II v. (colloq.) (d; refl.) ( to put oneself in a bad light …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 17 queer — 1. mod. counterfeit. □ This bill is queer. □ I don’t want any queer money. 2. n. illicit liquor, especially whiskey. (Prohibition era.) □ Can you get me a bottle of queer? □ …

    Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • 18 queer — I UK [kwɪə(r)] / US [kwɪr] adjective Word forms queer : adjective queer comparative queerer superlative queerest 1) a) offensive an offensive word for gay, bisexual, or transgender b) used in a positive way for referring to people who are gay,… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 queer — adjective 1) his diction is archaic and queer Syn: odd, strange, unusual, funny, peculiar, curious, bizarre, weird, uncanny, freakish, eerie, unnatural; unconventional, unorthodox, unexpected, unfamiliar, abnormal …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 20 queer — queer1 [kwıə US kwır] adj [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: Perhaps from German quer going across ] 1.) taboo an offensive word used to describe someone who is ↑homosexual, especially a man. Do not use this word. 2.) old fashioned strange or difficult to …

    Dictionary of contemporary English