queer theory


: an approach to literary and cultural study that rejects traditional categories of gender and sexuality

Word History

First Known Use

1988, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of queer theory was in 1988

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“Queer theory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/queer%20theory. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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