bizarro

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Variant of bizarre; see that entry for more information.

Adjective[edit]

bizarro ‎(comparative more bizarro, superlative most bizarro)

  1. (slang) Bizarre, unsettling, creepy.

Noun[edit]

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Portuguese[edit]

Adjective[edit]

bizarro m ‎(feminine singular bizarra, masculine plural bizarros, feminine plural bizarras, comparable)

  1. bizarre, strange
  2. exotic

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Presumably from the same source as bizarre, which may be Basque (bizardun ‎(bearded), from bizar ‎(beard)) or Italian. See bizarre for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

bizarro m ‎(feminine singular bizarra, masculine plural bizarros, feminine plural bizarras)

  1. dashing, brave, spirited, gallant
  2. generous, magnanimous, noble
    • January 3rd, 1832, Necrologia Gaceta de Madrid, Imprenta Real, page 98:
      [...]; y conociendo su posición se fortaleció con los auxilios de la religión, ostentando hasta en su último aliento la resignación de un buen cristiano, y espirando como el hombre de bien, y con la serenidad de un bizarro militar.
      [...]; and knowing his position he strengthened himself with the aid of religion, flaunting in his last breath the resignation of a good Christian, and expiring as the good man, and with the serenity of a noble soldier.
  3. (Argentina) bizarre, strange, weird

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Usage notes[edit]

  • Bizarro is a false friend, and does not mean bizarre. Spanish equivalents are shown in the "Translations" section of the English entry bizarre.