Black Friday: bigger, weirder, and seemingly more vital to our economy than ever before.
Sad to say, as this Paterson story gets weirder and weirder, it becomes less and less fun.
It happened in the middle of the night, which made it weirder—and more thrilling.
Which makes it all the weirder that Hamm has appeared in exactly one blockbuster to date.
I like his weirder, more ambitious novels even when they go off the rails.
Dor never dreamed a weirder, ghastlier picture than night in the Conemaugh Valley since the flood desolated it.
And, after all, is it weirder than the common traditional method?
A subtler, a weirder, a more awful horror is thus added to the dread of communion with the supernatural.
The old witch-hanging city had no weirder product than this dark-haired son.
The watch may be weird, but no weirder than that of a previous night.
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]