Pronunciation: (kwēr),[key] —adj.,-er, -est, —v., n.
—adj. 1. strange or odd from a conventional viewpoint; unusually different; singular: a queer notion of justice. 2. of a questionable nature or character; suspicious; shady: Something queer about the language of the prospectus kept investors away. 3. not feeling physically right or well; giddy, faint, or qualmish: to feel queer. 4. mentally unbalanced or deranged.
5. Slang(disparaging and offensive).
b. effeminate; unmanly.
6. Slang.bad, worthless, or counterfeit.
—v.t. 1. to spoil; ruin.
2. to put (a person) in a hopeless or disadvantageous situation as to success, favor, etc.
3. to jeopardize.
4. queer the pitch,Brit. Informal.to spoil the chances of success.
—n. 1. Slang(disparaging and offensive). a homosexual, esp. a male homosexual.
2. Slang.counterfeit money.