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queer fish

(Brit, informal) an eccentric or odd person
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  • I come now to the most painful episode that was connected with the cruise of our almost uniformly merry privateer, the queer fish.

  • But, of course, nothing of that kind was to be attempted upon such a merry and good-humored craft as the queer fish.

  • How could the queer fish even start to sea without something funny happening?

  • The sides and rigging of the queer fish were thronged with the crew, who gazed long upon the terrible but fascinating scene.

  • Two days after this, a great festival came off, and almost all the people of the queer fish were on shore to see the fun.

  • The time drew rapidly on for the celebration of this holiday on board the queer fish.

  • Of course, as soon as we got wind of it on board the queer fish, every man was wild to see the show.

  • If anything of that kind had been tried under the queer fish, the sufferer would most certainly have had a hard time of it.

Slang definitions & phrases for queer fish

queer fish

noun phrase

A strange or weird person; odd fellow; wack, weirdo (1750+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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