outlandish

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old English utlendisc, from ūtland (foreign land, land abroad) (English outland). Sense of “bizarre” from 1590s.[1] Surface analysis outland +‎ -ish.

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Adjective[edit]

outlandish (comparative more outlandish, superlative most outlandish)

  1. bizarre, strange
    The rock star wore black with outlandish pink and green spiked hair.
  2. (archaic) foreign, alien

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References[edit]

  1. ^ outlandish” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).