Definition of bizarro in English:

bizarro

adjective

North American
informal
  • Bizarre.

    ‘the bizarro world of computer game fanatics’
    • ‘Hard as it may be to believe, there is a serious risk that this bizarro character could be elected to office.’
    • ‘He sets all of this action in a kind of unnamed anywhere, a mildly bizarro world of wacky mini-mart customers, humdrum garden apartments and seething ennui.’
    • ‘His ex-wife drops his kids off for the weekend just before a bizarro lightning storm shorts out almost all the electric equipment in the area.’
    • ‘That sold for $150,000 to a bizarro popstar turned magician with her own cartoon.’
    • ‘I've created a bizarro little niche here where I kind of get to do whatever I want.’
    • ‘It probably didn't help that after leaving the movie, I was in a sort of bizarro world for about a half hour.’
    • ‘His fourth album is an eerie concoction full of minor chords, pedal steel guitar, and a bizarro percussion section that includes a mailbox and a Dr. Pepper sign.’
    • ‘Instead, his narratives exist in a weird bizarro plane where crimes are calling cards, conventionality is cursed, and surreal self-expression becomes the definitive statement of individual freedom.’
    • ‘No doubt on their breaks these people will get together in the backroom, and they'll talk about the bizarro customers who refuse to give their zip codes.’
    • ‘Thanks (I think!) to a new fan for sending this bizarro thing to me.’
    • ‘Could it be some kind of bizarro practical joke?’
    • ‘But the songs are more traditional than their bizarro instrumentation would suggest, and all the musical toys are put to good use.’
    • ‘In a bizarro alternate universe where the awards really truly were merit-based, he still would have been nominated for this performance.’
    • ‘Ultimately, if a client requires you, the editor, to maintain his or her bizarro style, grammar, and punctuation, and you find it intolerable, then it might be time to get out.’
    • ‘This bizarro column apparently went to press without ever being read by any editor at the newspaper, which, to its great embarrassment, published it.’
    • ‘He's got plenty of bizarro weird credibility, and surrounding him with rats should be pretty creepy.’
    • ‘Two years and six national tours later, amidst numerous line-up shifts, the band found its sound evolving from bizarro folk-rock into lush cinematic pop music.’
    • ‘Welcome to the bizarro world of college football 2001.’
    • ‘He's a goofball guerrilla reporter who's drawn laughs, confusion and bizarro quotes from politicians, movie stars and big-time musicians.’
    • ‘I can take all sorts of convoluted and contrived plot-lines and bizarro science-faction, but as a person-of-gadgets, it aggravates me enormously when ordinary gadgets do extraordinary things.’
    strange, peculiar, odd, funny, curious, offbeat, outlandish, eccentric, unconventional, unorthodox, queer, unexpected, unfamiliar, abnormal, atypical, unusual, out of the ordinary, out of the way, extraordinary
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Origin

1950s: alteration of bizarre, perhaps from the name of a character in DC Comics' Superman comic books.

Pronunciation

bizarro

/bɪˈzɑːrəʊ/