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"queer" in British English

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queeradjective

uk   /kwɪər/ us   /kwɪr/
  • queer adjective (GAY)

often offensive (especially of a man) gay Note: Gay people sometimes use this word in a way that is not offensive.

queernoun [C]

uk   /kwɪər/ us   /kwɪr/ often offensive
a gay person, especially a man

queerverb

uk   /kwɪər/ us   /kwɪr/
(Definition of queer from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"queer" in American English

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queeradjective [-er/-est only]

us   /kwɪər/
dated unusual or strange: She had a queer expression on her face.
(Definition of queer from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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