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queer


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Queer  \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] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Queer  \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.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Queer  \Queer\,  n. 
  Counterfeit  money.  [Slang] 
 
  {To  shove  the  queer},  to  put  counterfeit  money  in 
  circulation.  [Slang] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  queer 
  adj  1:  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"  [syn:  {curious},  {funny}, 
  {odd},  {peculiar},  {rum},  {rummy},  {singular}] 
  2:  (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"  [syn:  {fishy},  {funny}, 
  {shady},  {suspect},  {suspicious}] 
  3:  homosexual  or  arousing  homosexual  desires  [syn:  {gay},  {homophile(a)}] 
  n  :  a  disparaging  term  for  an  openly  homosexual  man  [syn:  {fagot}, 
  {faggot},  {fag},  {fairy},  {pansy},  {poof},  {poove},  {pouf}] 
  v  1:  to  hinder  or  prevent  (the  efforts,  plans,  or  desires)  of: 
  "What  ultimately  frustrated  every  challenger  was  Ruth's 
  amazing  September  surge."  [syn:  {thwart},  {spoil},  {scotch}, 
  {foil},  {cross},  {frustrate},  {baffle},  {bilk}] 
  2:  put  in  a  dangerous,  disadvantageous,  or  difficult  position 
  [syn:  {expose},  {scupper},  {endanger},  {peril}] 




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