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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."
by pissbaby123 May 04, 2020
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When your so pissed off from losing multiple amount of games that you play worse and worse till your so pissed you begin leaning over your keyboard screaming over every little mistake you make and complaining about gaming imbalances

(Common in Starcraft II)
"Why is johnny screaming at his computer"

"He lost a few games of Starcraft II, I think he is Tilting"
by Lashley1337 February 14, 2012
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When a politician, pundit, or other public figure brings up the completely irrelevant detail about a person's sexuality, true or untrue, as a way of subtly channeling homophobia to attack them.

Compare race baiting
"Oh yeah? Well, Tom Smith, the gay man who supported the new bill has no idea what he is talking about."
"You're queer baiting"
by Lightning Princess January 16, 2008
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When a television series, book or movie makes statements on there being LGBT representation for views, when canonlogically, there is none or less then they hinted at.
β€œI can’t beleive Voltron killed off all LGBT, theres a difference between having gay characters and dealing with a gay character like they hinted at, wow nice queer-baiting”
by Steven Yeun August 11, 2018
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When an author/director/etc. gives hints, and clever twists to paint a character as possibly being queer, to satisfy queer audiences, but never outright says they are so they can keep their heterosexual audience.
June- I love watching Supernatural! Dean and Castiel are ABSOLUTELY gay!
Micheal- But they never said they were, and cast and director haven't said they were either.
June- Yeah, but they totally act gay!
Micheal- Sounds like they're queer baiting you, so you'll continue to watch.
by witchwatch December 05, 2016
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Lena and kara from supergirl are in love but the writers refuse to make it canon while making them gayer every season so it's queerbaiting
by jemmy195804 July 14, 2019
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The worst kind of sin. Loved by most tv shows writers and directors. Really just a way to have lots of fans, that they don't care about.
-I'm tired of all this queerbaiting!

+Me too! Dean and Cas deserved better gosh.
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by Ace_Vamp April 29, 2021
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