Definition of queercore in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkwirˌkôr/


A cultural movement among young homosexuals that deliberately rebels against and dissociates itself from the established gay scene, having as its primary form of expression an aggressive type of punk-style music.
Example sentences
  • Although he's best known as the axman for enduring queercore innovators Pansy Division, Goodwin's finding that his latest side venture, fronting the metallic Dirty Power, is keeping him far busier.
  • After all, Pansy Division more or less invented queercore, celebrating boy-meets-boy relationships and raging playfully against homophobia and censorship.
  • Throughout the '80s and '90s queercore bands like Team Dresch, Pansy Division and the Philly-based F80 and Size Queen offered a seething critique of mainstream and punk rock culture as they fought for visibility and queer expression.

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Syllabification: queer·core

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