a condition of financial instability or embarrassment:
Such extravagance will surely put them in Queer Street.
(sometimes capitals) (informal) a difficult situation, such as debt or bankruptcy (in the phrase in queer street)
noun a night-cap or skull-cap; also called coif Usage Note rare
The query language used by the database management system INGRES. (1995-01-31)
v. 1650s, shortening of squelch, perhaps influenced by quench. Related: Quelched; quelching.
[kwee-lee-uh] /ˈkwi li ə/ noun 1. any of several African weaverbirds of the genus Quelea, especially Q. quelea (red-billed quelea) noted for its vast flocks that destroy grain crops.