\ ˈwir-(ˌ)dō How to pronounce weirdo (audio) \
plural weirdos

Definition of weirdo

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a person who is extraordinarily strange or eccentric



Definition of weirdo (Entry 2 of 2)

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Examples of weirdo in a Sentence

Noun one of those weirdos that the rest of the town always seemed to be talking about Adjective he saw some weirdo lights in the sky and immediately concluded that it had to be a UFO
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Flings out her arms with the freedom of someone who isn’t trying not to disrupt a weirdo sleeping in a gizmo-helmet. Jessica Goldstein, Vulture, 1 Apr. 2021 Someone grab a crown; the scene has a new king weirdo. Billboard Staff, Billboard, 14 Apr. 2021 As Megan Price, the crass weirdo who ends up being the voice of reason, McCarthy earned an Oscar nomination and stole the movie from her more-famous co-stars. Tim Grierson, Vulture, 9 Apr. 2021 Sometimes, taking a risk that's so weirdo-fantastic pays off more than, say, Teeny’s tasteful cream suit. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, 30 Mar. 2021 Cheyenne, a biracial Asian-American woman, enters the series as a pregnant teen and leaves Superstore a working mom who’s still very, very into her weirdo of a husband, Bo (Johnny Pemberton). Ariana Romero,, 26 Mar. 2021 Cash’s foray into weirdo fashion has been a long time in the making. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, 18 Mar. 2021 Now, to me, that’s a desperate enough impetus for, say, reaching out and accepting a suspicious new friend’s weirdo gym invitation. Rose Maura Lorre, Vulture, 17 Feb. 2021 But make no mistake about it — this is weirdo cinema all the way, filled with non sequiturs, oblique cutaways, and an impressive level of commitment to the bit from its stars. Bilge Ebiri, Vulture, 11 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of weirdo


circa 1955, in the meaning defined above


1962, in the meaning defined above

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27 May 2021

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“Weirdo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of weirdo

informal + disapproving : a strange or unusual person


\ ˈwir-dō How to pronounce weirdo (audio) \
plural weirdos

Kids Definition of weirdo

: a very strange person

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