Borrowing from French bizarre (“odd, peculiar, bizarre, formerly headlong, angry”). Either from Basque bizar, "a beard" (the notion being that bearded Spanish soldiers made a strange impression on the French) or from Italian bizzarro.
- strangely unconventional in style or appearance.
2011 October 22, Sam Sheringham, “Aston Villa 1 - 2 West Brom”, in BBC Sport:
- West Brom enjoyed more possession as the half progressed and were handed a penalty of their own in the 21st minute in bizarre circumstances.
- See also Wikisaurus:strange
- bizarre in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- “bizarre”, in The Century Dictionary, New York: The Century Co., 1911
- estrafolari at Diccionari della Llengua Catalana Multilingüe
- estrafolari at Institut d'Estudis Catalans
bizarre m, f (plural bizarres)
- “bizarre” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
- inflected form of