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weirdo

[weer-doh] /ˈwɪər doʊ/
noun, plural weirdos. Informal.
1.
an odd, eccentric, or unconventional person.
2.
a psychopath, especially a dangerous or vicious one; psycho:
They caught the weirdo who attacked the children.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55; weird + -o
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Examples from the web for weirdo
  • They specifically pick only those weirdo emigrants which are not representative at all.
  • Then it starts to look as though you are some kind of weirdo, and people start to marginalize you.
  • Actually, this weirdo can be both, which is the basis for the film's intermittently satirical tone.
  • It's a dream of mine to be the sci-fi weirdo in some crazy cult movie.
British Dictionary definitions for weirdo

weirdo

/ˈwɪədəʊ/
noun (pl) -dos, -dies
1.
(informal) a person who behaves in a bizarre or eccentric manner
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Word Origin and History for weirdo
n.

"strange person," 1955, from weird. Cf. earlier Scot. weirdie (1894).

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Slang definitions & phrases for weirdo

weirdo

noun

A very strange, eccentric, repellent person; bird, creep, geek: He's a weirdy, all right

[1955+; weirdie is attested from 1894, but was probably Scots dialect]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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