usage alert about queer
adjective, queer·er, queer·est.
- Usually Disparaging and Offensive. (of a person) gay or lesbian.
- noting or relating to a sexual orientation or gender identity that falls outside the heterosexual mainstream or the gender binary: queer subcultures.
verb (used with object)
- Disparaging and Offensive. a term used to refer to a a person who is gay or lesbian.
- a person whose sexual orientation or gender identity falls outside the heterosexual mainstream or the gender binary.
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OTHER WORDS FROM queerqueer·ly, adverbqueer·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for queer
A simple "Queer as Folk sex scenes" Google search unleashes a torrent of more of Hunnam's sex scenes from the series.Charlie Hunnam Cast in ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’: A History of His Sex Scenes (VIDEO)|Kevin Fallon|September 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Queer feels much more like home, it feels much more descriptive to me than bisexual.Is Bi the Last Taboo? Clive Davis Revives a Bitter Debate|Tricia Romano|February 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Queer, observed Jimmy as they neared the house, that we should have been talking about them just at the time the thing happened.The Radio Boys at Mountain Pass|Allen Chapman
Queer bail, worthless persons who for a consideration formerly stood bail for any one in court.The Slang Dictionary|John Camden Hotten
And he said it was a Queer Thing, but he couldn't bear the Sight of it.People You Know|George Ade
Some other labor seek thou rather, Queer Son of Chaos, to begin!Faust|Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
The Queer Little Thing's wish had been fulfilled and illness had come without long delay.Prairie Gold|Various