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as queer as Dick's hatband

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A variant (the earliest attested and formerly most common) of the phrase Dick's hatband

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as queer as Dick's hatband

  1. (colloquial, dated, possibly offensive) Very queer: very unusual or strange.
    • 1742, James Ayres, Sancho at Court, Act III, line 44:
      A young Lady, the first or second Day of her Marriage, looks as queer as Dick's Hat-Band.

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