adjective Irish dialect

remarkable or strangea quare fellow
great or goodyou're in a quare mess

Word Origin for quare

probably variant of queer
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Examples from the Web for quare

Historical Examples of quare

  • She laughed at him, and answered, "That's a quare question to be askin', an' me with this in my arms!"

    Changing Winds

    St. John G. Ervine

  • It isn't for you an' me to be makin' fun of their quare names.

    Mary Gray

    Katharine Tynan

  • “What a quare feller you air to talk, Jack,” said Bob, choking up.

    The Hoosier School-boy

    Edward Eggleston

  • “His gun has a quare sound, Captain,” said the Irishman, appealing to me.

    The Rifle Rangers

    Captain Mayne Reid

  • Anyhow, up there in the mountains we see a tarnal power of quare things.

    Year of the Big Thaw

    Marion Zimmer Bradley