Queer ( adjective , verb )

(As an adjective)

Queer ( adjective )

  1. Strange or unusual.
  2. Not being of the expected or usual kind; atypical; abnormal.
  3. Homosexual, especially a man who is gay.


The word "queer" has been used as a derogatory term for people who identify as lgbtq+ for many years. in the late 20th century, some members of the lgbtq+ community began to reclaim the word and use it as a way to assert their identity and pride.


  1. The queer feeling in his stomach was a mix of fear and excitement.
  2. The queer thing was that no one had seen the mysterious figure.
  3. He was known as the queer boy in school and was often bullied.
  4. The queer community has come a long way but there is still a lot of work to do in terms of acceptance.
  5. The queer pride parade is a significant event for the LGBTQ+ community.

(As a verb)

Queer ( verb )

  1. To spoil or ruin something.
  2. To interfere with or disrupt something.
  3. To act in a way that is strange or unexpected.


The word "queer" is a slang term that means to spoil, ruin or undermine something.


  1. The plan was going well, but one small mistake queered the whole thing.
  2. She was determined not to let anyone queer her chances of success.
  3. He queered the deal by asking for too much money.
  4. He queered the pitch by arriving late.
  5. He was always trying to queer the game for the other team.
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