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Definition of Queer

Queer

  1. To puzzle.
  2. To ridicule; to banter; to rally.
  3. To spoil the effect or success of, as by ridicule; to throw a wet blanket on; to spoil.
  4. 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.
  5. Mysterious; suspicious; questionable; as, a queer transaction.
  6. Counterfeit money.

Queer Quotations

Technology... is a queer thing. It brings you great gifts with one hand, and it stabs you in the back with the other.
Carrie Snow

There are certain queer times and occasions in this strange mixed affair we call life when a man takes his whole universe for a vast practical joke.
Herman Melville

If I read a book that impresses me, I have to take myself firmly by the hand, before I mix with other people; otherwise they would think my mind rather queer.
Anne Frank

All the world old is queer save thee and me, and even thou art a little queer.
Robert Owen

When Man evolved Pity, he did a queer thing - deprived himself of the power of living life as it is without wishing it to become something different.
John Galsworthy
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Queer Translations

queer in German is seltsam, verschroben
queer in Norwegian is merkelig, rar, homofil
queer in Swedish is egen, besynnerlig, underlig