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noun 
  1. (context, Derogatory, slang) A homosexual; a person who appear, appears homosexual, or a person who has homosexual quality, qualities.
  2. (context, slang) A person of non-heterosexual orientation: an asexual, bisexual, homosexual, transsexual, transgender, or questioning person.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: homoseksueel , homo , holebi (also includes lesbians and bisexuals)
  • French: gay (inoffensive), pédé (highly offensive)
  • German: Homosexueller , Schwuler , Lesbe (latter two sometimes offensive)
  • Italian: gay , finocchio (offensive)
  • Spanish: apio
verb 
  1. To render an endeavor or agreement ineffective or null.
  2. To reevaluate or reinterpret a work with an eye to sexual orientation and/or gender, as by applying queer theory.
adjective 
  1. (somewhat old-fashioned) Weird, odd or different.
  2. (somewhat old-fashioned) Slightly unwell (mainly in to feel queer).
  3. (slang) Homosexual.
  4. (slang) Having to do with homosexuality, bisexuality, transgenderism, etc.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: homoseksueel, homo
  • French: gay (inoffensive), pédé (highly offensive)
  • German: schwul
    (trans-mid)
  • Italian: omosessuale (neutral)
  • Spanish: marica, maricón, trucha, julay, soplanucas, muerdealmohadas (very offensive), joto (offensive)
    (trans-bottom) Having to do with homosexuality, etc.
Etymology: From Scottish, perhaps from Low German (Brunswick dialect) queer = "oblique, off-center", related to German quer = "oblique, perverse, odd", from Old High German twerh = "oblique," from PIE stem
  • twerk- = "to turn, twist, wind" (related to thwart).



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