Green’s Dictionary of Slang

queer adv.

[queer adj. (1)]

in a problematic, difficult manner.

H. Lemoine ‘Education’ in Attic Misc. 116: Nor could she lounge the gagschule for a win, / The knowing Bench had tipp’d her buxer queer.
[UK]‘Dick Hellfinch’ in Rummy Cove’s Delight in Spedding & Watt (eds) Bawdy Songbooks (2011) III 105: [as 1791].
[UK]E.J. Milliken ‘Cad’s Calendar’ in Punch Almanack n.p.: Lots o’ larks that empty pockets ‘queer.’ / Can’t do much on fifty quid a year.