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queer (adj.)

16世纪 ,"奇怪的、奇特的、古怪的、偏心的",来自苏格兰语,也许来自低德语(不伦瑞克方言) queer "斜的、偏离中心的",这与德语 quer "斜的、反常的、古怪的"有关,来自古高德语 twerh "斜的"(来自PIE根 *terkw- "扭曲")。关于所建议的意义演变,比较 cross (adj.)。但OED以时间和意义为由反对这种词源学。

意思是"出现、感觉、或行为不是通常或正常的",到1781年。通俗意义上的"对怀疑、对诚实的怀疑"是到1740年。作为俚语名词,到1812年为"假币";到 shove the queer (1859年)为"传假币"。 Queer Street (1811年)为想象中的困难者和阴暗人物居住的地方。

"同性恋"的意义由1922年得到证明;这个意义上的名词是1935年,来自形容词。相关链接: Queerly . Queer studies 作为一门学术,从1994年开始得到印证。

queer (v.)

"糟蹋、毁坏",1812年,俚语,来自 queer ( adj.相关: Queered ; queering 。更早的意思是"迷惑、嘲笑、嘲笑、欺骗"(1790)。要 queer the pitch (1846年)是指流动商人或表演者的行为(见 pitch (n.1))。

These wanderers, and those who are still seen occasionally in the back streets of the metropolis, are said to 'go a-pitching ;' the spot they select for their performance is their 'pitch,' and any interruption of their feats, such as an accident, or the interference of a policeman, is said to 'queer the pitch,'—in other words, to spoil it. [Thomas Frost, "Circus Life and Circus Celebrities," London, 1875]

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Definitions of queer from WordNet
1
queer (v.)
hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of;
Synonyms: thwart / spoil / scotch / foil / cross / frustrate / baffle / bilk
queer (v.)
put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position;
Synonyms: expose / scupper / endanger / peril
2
queer (adj.)
homosexual or arousing homosexual desires;
Synonyms: gay / homophile
queer (adj.)
beyond or deviating from the usual or expected;
something definitely queer about this town
Synonyms: curious / funny / odd / peculiar / rum / rummy / singular
3
queer (n.)
offensive term for a homosexual man;
Synonyms: fagot / faggot / fag / fairy / nance / pansy / queen / poof / poove / pouf
From wordnet.princeton.edu