|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"
|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|
|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|