\ 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)

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 Everyone has their oddities and is a weirdo in some way. Virginia Schmidt, Outside Online, 20 Dec. 2018 Palm Pilots, Apple Newtons, and Pocket PCs were weirdo niche gadgets used by Business Dads, the guys who learn valuable lessons about putting their family ahead of their work in '90s movies. Andrew Cunningham, Ars Technica, 15 June 2022 But make no mistake: this sadistic weirdo is super evil. Evan Romano, Men's Health, 5 May 2022 Musk is an insanely rich person and a genuine weirdo who seems to be, like many extremely rich people, governed entirely by momentary whims. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, 26 Apr. 2022 En route to a hardly unexpected moral about embracing your inner weirdo, and learning the difference between self-control and self-repression, the panda becomes a potent cultural allegory too. Jessica Kiang, Rolling Stone, 10 Mar. 2022 Our attackers are weirdos, and the internet is a weirdo’s paradise. Arthur C. Brooks, The Atlantic, 17 Mar. 2022 Through commitment and refinement, her weirdo-prim rock songs have come to feel quaint, and meticulous, and capable of impossible things, like little still-life paintings where the fruit keeps rolling off the table. Washington Post, 7 Feb. 2022 Teletubbyland is a deeply disturbing place, and my weirdo babies can’t get enough. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, 30 Dec. 2021 See More

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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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“Weirdo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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

Kids Definition of weirdo

: a very strange person

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