\ 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 Sideways Pike is a weirdo loner, a lesbian high school student whose two fathers run the town’s antique shop. New York Times, "Site Information Navigation," 25 Nov. 2020 Grubbs is great in a part that calls for an unusual mix of devil-child confidence and shy-weirdo desperation. Darren Franich,, "PEN15 season 2 is a marvel of middle school terror and wonder: Review," 8 Sep. 2020 Her journey seems to parallel Harper’s coming out in a way — Jane’s arc is about asserting herself as the family weirdo. Anne Cohen,, "The Breakout Star Of Happiest Season On That Wild Christmas Eve Scene," 26 Nov. 2020 The Paul campaigns of 2008 and 2012 were a kind of joyous carnival uniting wet-behind-the-ears college kids and weirdo goldbugs alike. Kevin Mahnken, The New Republic, "The Libertarian Moment That Never Comes," 2 Nov. 2020 Diesel's Fast frenemy Dwayne Johnson is a member of the Five-Timers Club, and yes, Johnson has maybe a slightly more traditional charisma, but who doesn't love a lovable weirdo getting a chance on that legendary stage? Derek Lawrence,, "It's time for Vin Diesel to finally host Saturday Night Live — and be the musical guest," 14 Oct. 2020 Red shirt, $12 These people went as Cory and Topanga, circa Season 1, back when Cory's hair was bushier and Topanga was a total weirdo. Editors, Seventeen, "44 Easy Disney Halloween Costumes That Will Make You Cry Tears of Nostalgia," 29 July 2020 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

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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 28 Jan. 2021.

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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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