queer duck

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queer duck

A rather unusual, strange, eccentric, or peculiar person. His new girlfriend is nice enough, but she's a bit of a queer duck, don't you think?
See also: duck, queer
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A quick search in the Webster's Third New International Dictionary comes up with the following varied entries under duck: "(3) pet, or darling, often used as a term of address; (b): something or someone attractive or charming (as in 'a duck of a car' or 'he was a nice old duck, and very fond of her'); (4) one that cannot act effectively because of disablement or other cause; compare dead duck, lame duck, sitting duck; (5) duck on a rock; (6) slang (a): a person with peculiar mental or physical characteristics (as in 'a little old duck with waxed mustache, you say, and a cane?' or 'he's a queer duck') (b): rascal; (9) so called for its shape (slang) urinal" (a meaning curiously shared in Spanish, where pato also refers to bedpan).