1. [ adjective ] beyond or deviating from the usual or expected
Synonyms: curious peculiar funny odd singular rummy rum

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

Related terms: strange
2. [ adjective ] (informal) not as expected
Synonyms: funny suspect suspicious shady fishy

"there was something fishy about the accident" "up to some funny business" "some definitely queer goings-on" "a shady deal" "her motives were suspect" "suspicious behavior"

Related terms: colloquialism questionable
3. [ verb ] put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position
Synonyms: endanger expose peril scupper
Related terms: affect subject compromise vulnerability riskiness
4. [ adjective ] (sexuality) homosexual or arousing homosexual desires
Synonyms: gay homophile
Related terms: homosexual
5. [ verb ] hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
Synonyms: frustrate thwart foil cross bilk baffle scotch spoil

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

Related terms: prevent discourage disappoint short-circuit dash ruin double_cross frustrating frustration cross
6. [ noun ] (sexuality) offensive terms for an openly homosexual man
Synonyms: faggot fag fairy pansy poof poove pouf nance queen fagot
Related terms: gay_man
Similar spelling:   query