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QUEER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does queer mean? 

QUEER (noun)
  The noun QUEER has 1 sense:

1. offensive terms for an openly homosexual man

  Familiarity information: QUEER used as a noun is very rare.


QUEER (adjective)
  The adjective QUEER has 2 senses:

1. beyond or deviating from the usual or expected
2. homosexual or arousing homosexual desires

  Familiarity information: QUEER used as an adjective is rare.


QUEER (verb)
  The verb QUEER has 2 senses:

1. hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
2. put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position

  Familiarity information: QUEER used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


QUEER (noun)


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Meaning:

Offensive terms for an openly homosexual man

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

fag; queer; pouf; poove; poof; nance; fagot; faggot; fairy; pansy; queen

Hypernyms ("queer" is a kind of...):

gay man; shirtlifter (a homosexual man)


QUEER (adjective)


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Meaning:

Beyond or deviating from the usual or expected

Synonyms:

rummy; rum; queer; peculiar; curious; funny; singular; odd

Context examples:

a curious hybrid accent / her speech has a funny twang / they have some funny ideas about war / had an odd name / the peculiar aromatic odor of cloves / something definitely queer about this town / what a rum fellow / singular behavior

Similar:

strange; unusual (being definitely out of the ordinary and unexpected; slightly odd or even a bit weird)


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Meaning:

Homosexual or arousing homosexual desires

Synonyms:

homophile; queer; gay

Similar:

homosexual (sexually attracted to members of your own sex)


QUEER (verb)


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Meaning:

Hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

thwart; frustrate; queer; scotch; baffle; bilk; foil; cross; spoil

Context examples:

What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge / foil your opponent

Hypernyms (to "queer" is one way to...):

forbid; foreclose; forestall; preclude; prevent (keep from happening or arising; make impossible)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "queer"):

disappoint; let down (fail to meet the hopes or expectations of)

dash (destroy or break)

short-circuit (hamper the progress of; impede)

ruin (destroy or cause to fail)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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Meaning:

Put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

scupper; queer; peril; endanger; expose

Hypernyms (to "queer" is one way to...):

affect; bear on; bear upon; impact; touch; touch on (have an effect upon)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "queer"):

compromise (expose or make liable to danger, suspicion, or disrepute)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


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