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plural weirdos
: a person who is extraordinarily strange or eccentric


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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
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One of the title’s best, absolutely absurd sequences involves Mario chasing Peach—who’s strapped to the back of her captor, a bearded weirdo named Booster—uphill, dodging barrels and minions as she’s rushed off to a chapel to get married against her will. WIRED, 15 Nov. 2023 Or the weirdos trolling the US Women’s National Soccer Team? Kathleen Walsh, Glamour, 10 Nov. 2023 This shutdown is the pure product of the modern GOP, packed with antisocial weirdos and redolent of their inability to govern themselves or anyone else. Jason Linkins, The New Republic, 4 Nov. 2023 Some made cassette tapes of the harshest sounds that could be conjured and exchanged them by mail with cats from Japan, a mythical homeland with what seemed an infinite supply of inscrutable weirdos. Justin E. H. Smith, Harper's Magazine, 6 Sep. 2023 Horrible how us Oregonians who lived here forever can’t go to duck pond or the rivers anymore because of all these weirdos that moved here! Matt Thompson, Spin, 5 Oct. 2023 Grayscale’s golden goose Crypto still carries some of the outlaw reputation from its early days, when the industry’s leading figures were radicals, weirdos, or outright criminals. Jeff John Roberts, Fortune Crypto, 17 Aug. 2023 Bright suspected that these wiggly weirdos could also be found beneath the vents. Robin George Andrews,, 8 Aug. 2023 For listeners who dug deeper than that Merge Records release, Elephant 6 offered proof positive that a gaggle of musically inclined weirdos could do something similar in their own towns, too. Marc Hogan, Pitchfork, 25 Aug. 2023
This is Scandinavian business weirdo Gustav Magnar Witzøe, who became a billionaire when his father gifted him half of a salmon company. Vulture, 1 May 2023 Suddenly this whole domain of organisms that had been relegated to weirdo environments turn out to do fine in normal habitats, says Fuhrman. Carl Zimmer, Discover Magazine, 11 Nov. 2019 In fact, the best song on Pleased To Meet Me is named after and based on lovable weirdo Chilton, who did a trial production session with the band in the early stages of Tim but was replaced by the Ramones’ Tommy Ramone (more on that in a moment). Jonathan Cohen, Spin, 21 Sep. 2023 In fact, last year the Urus accounted for 58 percent of Lamborghini's overall worldwide sales, the triumph of the weirdo off-roader. Ezra Dyer, Car and Driver, 4 Sep. 2023 Keaton, in other words, makes Wayne a rather likable weirdo — one of Burton’s signature sympathetic misfits. Vulture, 25 Aug. 2023 The villain, of course, is Matthew Broderick’s lonely, weirdo billionaire Dr. Richard Sackler, who oversaw the creation and marketing of the drug as a supposedly non-addictive miracle pain medication—and a cash cow for his family’s company, Purdue Pharma. Time, 10 Aug. 2023 His journey from town weirdo to ungainly hero is the most fully realized, and Cole adds a delightfully peculiar energy to his father-son scenes with Likes. Patrick Ryan, USA TODAY, 4 Aug. 2023 In under five years, foldables have gone from weirdo hobbyist gizmos to stable, predictable devices. WIRED, 24 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use


circa 1955, in the meaning defined above


1962, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of weirdo was circa 1955

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“Weirdo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

Kids Definition


plural weirdos
: a strange person

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