Definition of bizarro in English:

bizarro

adjective

North american
informal
  • Bizarre.

    ‘a whacked-out frontman for a bizarro fringe rock n' roll band’
    • ‘He's got plenty of bizarro weird credibility, and surrounding him with rats should be pretty creepy.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Hard as it may be to believe, there is a serious risk that this bizarro character could be elected to office.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Welcome to the bizarro world of college football 2001.’
    • ‘Could it be some kind of bizarro practical joke?’
    • ‘In a bizarro alternate universe where the awards really truly were merit-based, he still would have been nominated for this performance.’
    • ‘It probably didn't help that after leaving the movie, I was in a sort of bizarro world for about a half hour.’
    • ‘But the songs are more traditional than their bizarro instrumentation would suggest, and all the musical toys are put to good use.’
    • ‘I've created a bizarro little niche here where I kind of get to do whatever I want.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘That sold for $150,000 to a bizarro popstar turned magician with her own cartoon.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘This bizarro column apparently went to press without ever being read by any editor at the newspaper, which, to its great embarrassment, published it.’
    • ‘Thanks (I think!) to a new fan for sending this bizarro thing to me.’
    • ‘He's a goofball guerrilla reporter who's drawn laughs, confusion and bizarro quotes from politicians, movie stars and big-time musicians.’
    • ‘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.’
    unusual, irregular, unorthodox, unfamiliar, uncommon, uncustomary, unwonted, rare, out of the ordinary, atypical, singular, distinctive, individual, individualistic, free-spirited, alternative, different
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Origin

Perhaps from Bizarro, the name of a character in DC Comics' Superman comic books, or from Bizarro, the name of a comic strip.

Pronunciation:

bizarro

/bəˈzärō/