A Dictionary of the English Language
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Queer. adj. [of this word the original is not known: a correspondent supposes a queer man to be one who has a quære to his name in a list.] Odd; strange; original; particular.

He never went to bed till two in the morning, because he would not be a queer fellow; and was every now and then knocked down by a constable, to signalize his vivacity. Spect.

Sources: Addison, Joseph (408) · Spectator (140)

Attributes: Adjective (426)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Queer." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: May 9, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=20689.


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