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bizarro

Syllabification: bi·zar·ro
Pronunciation: /biˈzärō
 
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Definition of bizarro in English:

adjective

informal , chiefly North American
Bizarre: a whacked-out frontman for a bizarro fringe rock n' roll band
More example sentences
  • He sets all of this action in a kind of unnamed anywhere, a mildly bizarro world of wacky mini-mart customers, humdrum garden apartments and seething ennui.
  • Instead, his narratives exist in a weird bizarro plane where crimes are calling cards, conventionality is cursed, and surreal self-expression becomes the definitive statement of individual freedom.
  • In a bizarro alternate universe where the awards really truly were merit-based, he still would have been nominated for this performance.

Origin

perhaps from Bizarro, the name of a character in DC Comics' Superman comic books, or from Bizarro, the name of a comic strip.

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