an extraordinary or unusual thing, person, or event; an exceptional example or instance.
a chattering or flighty, light-headed person.
a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.
a printed punctuation mark (‽), available only in some typefaces, designed to combine the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!), indicating a mixture of query and interjection, as after a rhetorical question.
1382, "naturally inclined to something, apt, liable," from L. pronus "bent forward, inclined to," from adverbial form of pro- "forward." Meaning "lying face-down" is first recorded 1578. Both lit. and fig. senses were in L.; fig. is older in Eng.