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Queer vs. Lesbian

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Queeradjective

(dated) Weird, odd or different; whimsical.

Lesbianadjective

(of a woman) Homosexual; preferring female romantic or sexual partners.

‘She is lesbian.’;

Queeradjective

Slightly unwell (mainly in to feel queer).

Lesbianadjective

(of a romantic or sexual act or relationship) Between two or more women; homosexual.

‘a lesbian relationship / marriage / kiss’;

Queeradjective

(colloquial) Homosexual.

Lesbianadjective

(especially of an institution or group) Intended for lesbians.

‘We're going to a lesbian bar tonight.’;

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Queeradjective

(colloquial) Not heterosexual: homosexual, bisexual, asexual, etc.

Lesbiannoun

A homosexual female, a woman who is sexually or romantically attracted to other women.

Queeradjective

(broadly) Pertaining to sexual behaviour or identity which does not conform to conventional heterosexual norms, assumptions etc.

Lesbianadjective

Of or pertaining to the island anciently called Lesbos, now Mitylene, in the Grecian Archipelago.

Queernoun

(colloquial) A person who is or appears homosexual, or who has homosexual qualities.

Lesbianadjective

Amatory; erotic; - in allusion to the reputed sensuality of the Lesbian people and literature; as, Lesbian novels.

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Queernoun

(colloquial) A person of any non-heterosexual sexuality or sexual identity.

Lesbianadjective

homosexual; - applied to female homosexuals.

Queernoun

General term of abuse, casting aspersions on target's sexuality; compare gay.

Lesbiannoun

a female homosexual.

Queernoun

Counterfeit money.

Lesbiannoun

a female homosexual

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Queerverb

(transitive) To render an endeavor or agreement ineffective or null.

Lesbiannoun

a resident of Lesbos

Queerverb

To puzzle.

Lesbianadjective

of female homosexuality

Queerverb

To ridicule; to banter; to rally.

Lesbiannoun

a homosexual woman.

Queerverb

To spoil the effect or success of, as by ridicule; to throw a wet blanket on; to spoil.

Lesbianadjective

from or relating to the island of Lesbos.

Queerverb

(social science) To reevaluate or reinterpret (a work) with an eye to sexual orientation and/or to gender, as by applying queer theory.

Lesbian

A lesbian is a homosexual woman. The word lesbian is also used for women in relation to their sexual identity or sexual behavior, regardless of sexual orientation, or as an adjective to characterize or associate nouns with female homosexuality or same-sex attraction.The concept of to differentiate women with a shared sexual orientation evolved in the 20th century.

‘lesbian’;

Queeradverb

Queerly.

Queeradjective

At variance with what is usual or normal; differing in some odd way from what is ordinary; odd; singular; strange; whimsical; as, a queer story or act.

Queeradjective

Mysterious; suspicious; questionable; as, a queer transaction.

Queeradjective

homosexual.

Queernoun

Counterfeit money.

Queernoun

a homosexual.

Queerverb

To puzzle.

Queerverb

To ridicule; to banter; to rally.

Queerverb

To spoil the effect or success of, as by ridicule; to throw a wet blanket on; to spoil.

Queernoun

offensive terms for an openly homosexual man

Queerverb

hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of;

‘What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge’; ‘foil your opponent’;

Queerverb

put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position

Queeradjective

beyond or deviating from the usual or expected;

‘a curious hybrid accent’; ‘her speech has a funny twang’; ‘they have some funny ideas about war’; ‘had an odd name’; ‘the peculiar aromatic odor of cloves’; ‘something definitely queer about this town’; ‘what a rum fellow’; ‘singular behavior’;

Queeradjective

not as expected;

‘there was something fishy about the accident’; ‘up to some funny business’; ‘some definitely queer goings-on’; ‘a shady deal’; ‘her motives were suspect’; ‘suspicious behavior’;

Queeradjective

homosexual or arousing homosexual desires

Queer

Queer is an umbrella term for sexual and gender minorities who are not heterosexual or are not cisgender. Originally meaning or , queer came to be used pejoratively against those with same-sex desires or relationships in the late 19th century.

‘strange’; ‘peculiar’;

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