I think I thought that it was some weird, alien thing that took you away from connecting with each other.
She had a weird ability to set you straight and make you laugh at yourself at the same time.
In a weird way it felt like the end of an era—and obviously, the beginning of a new one.
That strange, weird, spectacular place also gets its own awards show each June.
“I always find it weird when actors moan about things like this,” he says.
There is a weird stillness in which I can hear my heart beating.
Their acts all had the weird inconsequence of the people we see in dreams.
The chant is a weird sing-song which relates the conquests of the race.
Why she's Cleopatra is as weird a history as why I'm Mrs. Jones.
The boat which has been tethered to the weird, baleful shore is set free, and sails toward the glories of the morning.
Old English wyrd (n.) "fate, destiny," literally "that which comes," from Proto-Germanic *wurthis (cf. Old Saxon wurd, Old High German wurt "fate," Old Norse urðr "fate, one of the three Norns"), from PIE *wert- "to turn, wind," (cf. German werden, Old English weorðan "to become"), from root *wer- (3) "to turn, bend" (see versus). For sense development from "turning" to "becoming," cf. phrase turn into "become."
The modern sense of weird developed from Middle English use of weird sisters for the three fates or Norns (in Germanic mythology), the goddesses who controlled human destiny. They were portrayed as odd or frightening in appearance, as in "Macbeth," which led to the adjectival meaning "odd-looking, uncanny," first recorded 1815.
Excellent; wonderful; cool
[1940s+ Bop talk & cool talk; also attested as 1920s British upper-class use]