queer queer  /ˈkwɪr/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) offensive term for an openly homosexual man
  2. (v) hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
  3. (v) put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position
  4. (adj) beyond or deviating from the usual or expected
  5. (adj) homosexual or arousing homosexual desires

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Usage(s):

  1. But Nick is having too good a time, knows and dislikes the queer Wynant family too welluntil a gunman breaks into his hotel room early one morning to crease him with a bullet.
  2. Irish MacNeice finds Iceland interesting chiefly as one more queer spot in which to wonder what the devil he is doing there.

News

  1. Issue 24: The Queer Issue

    In this week's issue, we celebrate Pride Baltimore and the first year of gay marriage in Maryland with a feature by Kate Drabinski on the women behind WeDo Baltimore , the mass wedding scheduled for this weekend in Druid Hill Park, and another one by Michael Farley on the state of queer art in Baltimore. Also, check out our Pride Guide and our tour of Baltimore's gay bars . In Mobtown Beat, Van ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Baltimore City Paper

  2. State of the Queer Arts

    I have always thought of Baltimore as a “queer” city. Beyond just the common definition of the word, Baltimore is the proud black sheep of the East Coast megalopolis. A city with as many layered, often contradictory, ever-changing personas as there are half-complete sets of fake eyelashes clumped together in the corner of my medicine cabinet. It’s where marginalized people of all identities ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Baltimore City Paper

  3. Oakland Social: Queer contra dance’s balance and swing

    I generally try to stay away from making sweeping statements when it comes to what might constitute fun for someone else… but if you haven’t tried your hand at queer contra dance, you’re missing out on one of the most fun experiences in town. To be honest, before I went with a few friends for [...]
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Oakland Local

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