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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.

NounEdit

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PortugueseEdit

AdjectiveEdit

bizarro m (feminine bizarra, masculine 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

SynonymsEdit

Usage notesEdit

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