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 Queer ChapQuency. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Queer Street.
To live in Queer Street. To be of doubtful solvency. To be one marked in a tradesman’s ledger with a quære (inquire), meaning, make inquiries about this customer.   1
   That has put me in Queer Street. That has posed or puzzled me queerly. In this phrase queer means to puzzle; and Queer Street = puzzledom.   2

 Queer ChapQuency. 

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