\ 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 As Sonja and Ramona are fully immersed in their tweedle-dee-tweedle-dum act — and being quite rude about Leah's sister, calling her a demon and a weirdo in a way that seems fully audible — half the table gets up to call this dinner short. Jodi Walker,, "The Real Housewives of New York City recap: She threw a ravioli!," 5 June 2020 Brand is a British actor, comedian, podcaster, autodidact, and all-around wonderful weirdo who is in recovery for his own multiple addictions. Amy Dickinson, Detroit Free Press, "Father worries about son’s drinking issue," 22 Apr. 2020 There appeared to be something about being a weirdo that could uncork your mind and allow new ideas to flow. Olga Khazan, The Atlantic, "The Perks of Being a Weirdo," 3 Apr. 2020 Still, naked mole-rats remain some of nature’s biggest weirdos, and could be using other tactics to keep seizures and other health issues at bay. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian Magazine, "Naked Mole-Rats Bathe Their Bodies in Carbon Dioxide to Prevent Seizures," 4 May 2020 Did this diverse community of weirdos share an aesthetic? Jason Zinoman, New York Times, "He Made Brooklyn Comedy a Scene. But His Life Took a Different Turn.," 7 Apr. 2020 Hence the weirdo behaviour in that Instagram video circulating the web. Ineye Komonibo,, "Sorry, Bachelor Nation: Dean Unglert & Caelynn Miller-Keyes Did Not Secretly Get Married," 19 Feb. 2020 Historically, such concerns haven’t weighed too heavily on the electorate, which seems to have few major reservations about choosing outsiders and weirdos for important roles. Nathan Heller, The New Yorker, "Politics Without Politicians," 19 Feb. 2020 At the time, the internet was still a half-empty stadium, full of lurkers and stragglers and curious weirdos. Molly Jong-fast, Glamour, "I Love My Children. I Adore My Husband. But the Best Relationship I'm in Is With the Internet.," 5 Feb. 2020

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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 4 Aug. 2020.

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How to pronounce weirdo (audio)

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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