1. odd, eccentric, ‘queer’.
2. good, excellent; also as general intensifier, e.g. quare few, a fair few.
3. see queer adj. (1)
2. somewhere unpleasant.
[1960s+] (Irish) constr. with the, illicitly distilled whisky, poteen.
[1970s] (Irish) constr. with the, an act of sexual intercourse.
[20C+] (Ulster) a general expression of disbelief.