1. A marketing technique used to attract queer viewers that involves creating romantic or sexual tension between two same-sex characters but never making it canon or evolving on it
2. when straight men or women pretend to be gay and flirt with people of the same sex as a joke
1. "There is a lot of queerbaiting in shows like Sherlock and Voltron."
2. "I got queerbaited by someone and it really hurt my feelings."