weirdo

noun
\ˈwir-(ˌ)dō \
plural weirdos

Definition of weirdo 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: a person who is extraordinarily strange or eccentric

weirdo

adjective

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

Bob Waterman at McKinsey office in San Francisco where the weirdos in theory were, according to McKinsey. Recode Staff, Recode, "Full transcript: Business management expert and author Tom Peters on Recode Decode," 7 July 2018 The conversation has drifted into perception—specifically, how he's seen as a big weirdo. Allison P. Davis, GQ, "The Bizarre Brilliance of Lakeith Stanfield and Tessa Thompson in Sorry to Bother You," 3 July 2018 And that's just one of many lyrical reminders of what made him stand out from other weirdos of his generation in the first place. Ed Masley, azcentral, "These are the best songs of 2018, so far," 12 July 2018 From my intimate point of view, library school is a bit of an academic catchall, sometimes a plan B, appealing to weirdos of many backgrounds. Alice Bolin, Longreads, "The Daughter as Detective," 26 June 2018 News from elsewhere on the internet Another week, another weirdo Tesla story. Aarian Marshall, WIRED, "This Week in the Future of Cars: Getting Down and Dirty," 24 June 2018 Your children might look at you and think, hmm, weirdo. Samantha Hunt, New York Times, "Picture Books About Kindness, Compassion and Peace in a Turbulent World," 12 Jan. 2018 That’s what Snoo stands for. More space than substance, Snoo shows us another way to represent ourselves online: as shape-shifting cosmic weirdos, trying to find our place among the stars. Arielle Pardes, WIRED, "The Transformative Power of Reddit's Alien Mascot," 6 July 2018 Every third-party and DLC character from prior games, including Metal Gear Solid's Solid Snake, Street Fighter's Ryu, and Final Fantasy VII's Cloud, will join Smash Ultimate—as, too, will the fan-favorite weirdo pair of characters Ice Climbers. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "December’s Smash Bros. Ultimate includes every existing character, plus Ridley," 12 June 2018

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First Known Use of weirdo

Noun

circa 1955, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1962, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of weirdo was circa 1955

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weirdo

noun

English Language Learners Definition of weirdo

: a strange or unusual person

weirdo

noun
\ˈwir-dō \
plural weirdos

Kids Definition of weirdo

: a very strange person

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