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 4, 2020
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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
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When someone claims to be a part of the LGBTQIA+ community or creates rumors about being part of it when they're actually not.
"was Billie Eilish queerbaiting?" "yeah..."
by eleventeenn February 21, 2022
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A term used by those who fantasise obsessively over the fictional characters Sherlock and John from the BBC show, writing and reading erotic homosexual fanfiction and fan art, and threatening to commit suicide if the fictional characters don't end up having sex by a certain episode. Often the term is used by teenagers who can't cope with their emotions, their newfound sexuality, and becoming a sane and responsible adult.

Also likely to enter a relationship and threaten to kill themselves if the other half leaves them.

See also: manipulative piece of shit.
Moftiss are queerbaiting. How dare they? I don't care if Mark Gatiss is homosexual, he's still homophobic and it's all his fault I need therapy for a suicide attempt.
by Someoneyoudlove January 24, 2017
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“did you see billie eilish’s new mv?” - “yeah it was queerbaiting”
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In high school, generally male freshmen are queerbait.

Also known as a man who attracts gay men or a man who claims to be straight but acts gay.
1. Ruthless Senior- Hey queerbait, pick up my book for me.

2. Person one- Dude, Ryan just said that guy over there was hot!
Person two- Oh my God! I knew it! He's such a queerbait.
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A friend which says a homoerotic/questionable statement durring an extremely striaght activity.
While watching football:
Dan: That guy has really blue eyes.
Ryan: Dude! You're such a queerbait!
by Ryan Ford October 16, 2005
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