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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SYNONYMS FOR queer
OTHER WORDS FROM queerqueer·ly, adverbqueer·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for queerly
Queerly enough, he felt almost guilty, as though he had done something wrong, or to be ashamed of.Campmates|Kirk Munroe
Queerly enough, M. Guizot on Tuesday had made precisely the same remark to me about the King, beginning with the defects.The Memoirs of Victor Hugo|Victor Hugo
Queerly, the rebel families have been the ones most anxious to conceal all weapons.Strange True Stories of Louisiana|George Washington Cable
Queerly enough, it didn't have any name at all: it just had the figures '100' painted in gilt letters on its side.
Queerly enough, instead of cooling me off toward the girl, Robert's criticism of her had the opposite effect.The Chauffeur and the Chaperon|C. N. Williamson