bi·​zar·​ro | \ bə-ˈzär-ō How to pronounce bizarro (audio) \

Definition of bizarro

: characterized by a bizarre, fantastic, or unconventional approach

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bizarro noun

Examples of bizarro in a Sentence

the cat was acting pretty bizarro this morning, and I'm worried about him entered the bizarro world of all-night raves

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A half-hour sitcom that explores the philosophical roots of ethical behavior in a bizarro version of the afterlife? Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "TV Technica 2018: Our favorite shows and binges," 24 Dec. 2018 In this bizarro world where black people are supervillains and white eyes can see guns that do not exist, these heroes are virtually unstoppable. Michael Harriot, The Root, "Whiteness Is a Superpower," 15 June 2018 On Sunday morning, two Trump economic advisers, Larry Kudlow and Peter Navarro, ratcheted up the bizarro rhetoric. Benjamin Hart, Daily Intelligencer, "World Leaders React to Trump’s Bizarre Attacks On Canada," 10 June 2018 In this hyper-hypocritical, bizarro alt-universe, controversial carrots are dangled before the aforementioned 24-hour news cycle, and they are pounced upon, while, as Bee said, actually important, indeed life-or-death issues, are swept aside. Michelle Ruiz, Vogue, "Samantha Bee, the Philadelphia Eagles, and the Upside-Down Morality of Our Present Moment," 7 June 2018 That said, the rest of the world would almost certainly appreciate it if Moscow ended testing such a dangerous, bizarro weapon. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Russia’s Apocalypse Missile Keeps Crashing," 23 May 2018 But these are the 2018 Stanley Cup playoffs, after all, a nose-licking, ear-tickling bizarro world where road-ice advantage suddenly wields magic powers. Alex Prewitt,, "After Frustrating Game 4 Loss, Capitals Have Tall Task Ahead to Rebound," 18 May 2018 So Miguel runs away, determined to seek his own fate, and magically crosses over temporarily into the bizarro world of his deceased relatives. Chris Ball,, "Greta Gerwig's 'Lady Bird,' now on DVD and Blu-ray (review)," 16 Mar. 2018 Such homages will doubtless strike appropriate chords with the target audience, in a film which breaks no new ground thematically or formally but which scores by detailing its bizarro gallery of characters with palpable sympathy throughout. Neil Young, The Hollywood Reporter, "'My Own Private Hell' ('Inferninho'): Film Review | Rotterdam 2018," 31 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of bizarro

1971, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bizarro

alteration of bizarre

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