Etymology
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queerness (n.)

1680s, "strangeness, oddity," from queer (adj.) + -ness. Meaning "homosexuality" is from 1956. Alternative queerity is by 1711.

updated on March 02, 2021

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Definitions of queerness from WordNet

queerness (n.)
a strange attitude or habit;
Synonyms: oddity / quirk / quirkiness / crotchet
queerness (n.)
a sexual attraction to (or sexual relations with) persons of the same sex;
Synonyms: homosexuality / homosexualism / homoeroticism / gayness
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.