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1 queer /ˈkwiɚ/ adjective
queerer; queerest
1 queer
/ˈkwiɚ/
adjective
queerer; queerest
Learner's definition of QUEER
old-fashioned : odd or unusual
see also queer fish at 1fish
informal + usually offensive : homosexual
Queer in this sense is offensive in most of its uses, but it is also now sometimes used in a neutral or positive way especially by some homosexual and bisexual people.

— queerly

adverb

— queerness

noun [noncount]
2 queer /ˈkwiɚ/ noun
plural queers
2 queer
/ˈkwiɚ/
noun
plural queers
Learner's definition of QUEER
[count] informal + usually offensive
: a homosexual person
3 queer /ˈkwiɚ/ verb
queers; queered; queering
3 queer
/ˈkwiɚ/
verb
queers; queered; queering
Learner's definition of QUEER
[+ object] informal
: to spoil or ruin (something)
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