weirdo

noun
\ 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

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

He’s often been drawn to tales about charming but inscrutable weirdos, such as Orson Welles and Jack Black’s title character in Bernie. David Sims, The Atlantic, "Richard Linklater’s Where’d You Go, Bernadette Is a Gripping Mess," 16 Aug. 2019 Lili, the older woman with the thermos who called me a weirdo, sat next to me again during a small group exercise. Emma Grey Ellis, WIRED, "I Think I Hated This Tech Conference on Psychedelics," 8 June 2019 The heroine of the piece is a naked mole rat named Sweety, a conspicuous weirdo. Meghan Cox Gurdon, WSJ, "Children’s Books: The Adventure of Finding a Place in the World," 26 Apr. 2019 The spongy, hollow, honeycombed little weirdos are the Cadillacs (or the Teslas, depending on your generation) of mushrooms. Allyson Reedy, The Know, "Extremely rare, coveted mushrooms that only appear after a wildfire are popping up in southern Colorado," 18 July 2019 Long live the weirdo 76ers, forever in the midst of their roster’s reinvention. Rob Mahoney, SI.com, "Adding Al Horford Jump-Starts the Latest Sixers Reinvention," 1 July 2019 Everything was in place for Prince, this weirdo and musical freak of nature, to go from being a star to a legendary icon who would become a defining figure of his generation. Bomani Jones, Essence, "'Purple Rain' Is Still Brilliant 35 Years Later," 25 June 2019 The people who don’t comfort eat, those are the weirdos. Rachel Sugar, Vox, "Anxiously, I called a health psychologist to find out.," 9 Nov. 2018 One of my hobbies is investigating weirdo investments. ExpressNews.com, "Investing like a rock star?," 21 June 2019

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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

informal + disapproving : a strange or unusual person

weirdo

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

Kids Definition of weirdo

: a very strange person

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