- adj. 奇怪的；同性恋的；不舒服的；心智不平衡的
- vt. 搞糟；使陷于不利地位
- n. 同性恋者；怪人；伪造的货币
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3. 发音想成“诡异啊、奇异啊、怪异啊” 。
6. queer <====> quirk.
来自德语quer,奇怪的，变态的，来自PIE*terkw,弯，转，词源同turn,torque.比喻用法，引申 词义同性恋。字母t,q 音变，比较quarter,tetragram.
- queer:  Queer was probably borrowed from German quer ‘across, oblique’, hence ‘perverse’. This went back to a prehistoric Indo- European *twerk-, which also produced English thwart and Latin torquēre ‘twist’ (source of English torch, torture, etc).
=> thwart, torch, torment, tort, torture
- queer (adj.)
- c. 1500, "strange, peculiar, eccentric," 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 root *terkw- "to turn, twist, wind" (see thwart (adv.)).
Sense of "homosexual" first recorded 1922; the noun in this sense is 1935, from the adjective. Related: Queerly. Queer studies as an academic discipline attested from 1994.
- queer (v.)
- "to spoil, ruin," 1812, from queer (adj.). Related: Queered; queering. Earlier it meant "to puzzle, ridicule, cheat" (1790). To queer the pitch (1846) is in reference to the patter of an itinerant tradesman or showman (see 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]
- 1. " Queer " is the word often used euphemistically for " mad ".
- “ Queer ” 这个词常用作 “ mad ” 的委婉语.
- 2. I could not help but think this is a very queer life.
- 3. His face was a queer pink colour.
- 4. What a queer story!
- 5. I heard some queer footsteps.
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