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
Recent Examples on the Web The Pawny Popsicle Lick-N-Pass being canceled is a glorious wink at the bizarro water-fountain-sucking ways of this town and its questionable hygiene. Dan Snierson,, "Parks and Recreation creator Mike Schur breaks down the uplifting reunion special," 1 May 2020 In the bizarro world of Friday’s coronavirus fears, the price of safe-haven gold fell, and cruise line stocks rose, even as the overall market continued its astounding selloff. James Mackintosh, WSJ, "As Markets Fall, Ask Yourself if Now Is the Time to Buy," 28 Feb. 2020 The bizarro world version of that is sites like WeLeakInfo, which takes that same data breach data and sells it for rock bottom prices to hackers who want to exploit it. Brian Barrett, Wired, "Security News This Week: FBI Takes Down Site With 12 Billion Stolen Records," 18 Jan. 2020 The lone figure in the image seems to be trapped in some bizarro universe where talk of the Popeyes fried chicken sandwich is pure mythology. Wired, "Depth of Field: Visual Poetry in the Chicken Sandwich War," 29 Aug. 2019 Drop Dead Gorgeous was a whole other beast, using mockumentary-style filming to tell a bizarro tale of small-town pageant girls trying their best to not get killed by a crazed pageant mom. Alex Zaragoza, Teen Vogue, "Revisiting the Cult Classic “Drop Dead Gorgeous” On Its 20th Anniversary," 23 July 2019 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

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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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12 May 2020

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“Bizarro.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2020.

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