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adjective 
  1. (simile) strange, odd, unusual
  2. (simile) unusually camp, undoubtedly homosexual
    • a1997: Tony Harrison, quoted in Sandie Byrne's introduction to Tony Harrison: Loiner (ed Sandie Byrne, 1997)
    • :He sauntered the flunkied restaurant, queer /As a clockwork orange and not scared. /God, I was grateful for the nights we shared.
Translations: 
  • Spanish: mí¡s raro que un perro verde
Etymology: Cockney phrase from East London indicating something bizarre internally, but appearing natural, human, and normal on the surface. The phrase became popular as a result of the novella A Clockwork Orange written by Anthony Burgess.


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