bizarro

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Variant of bizarre; see that entry for more information.

AdjectiveEdit

bizarro (comparative more bizarro, superlative most bizarro)

  1. (slang) Bizarre, unsettling, creepy.

PortugueseEdit

AdjectiveEdit

bizarro m (feminine bizarra plural bizarros feminine plural bizarras; comparable)

  1. bizarre, strange
  2. exotic

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

bizarro m (feminine 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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Last modified on 27 November 2013, at 14:43