Queer Card

(A). A strange or eccentric person. In whist, etc., when a wrong card is played, the partner says to himself, “That is a queer card,” which, being transferred to the player, means he is a queer card to play in such a manner. Hence any eccentric person, who does not act in accordance with social rules, is a “queer card”

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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