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A person whose dress or behaviour seems strange or eccentric.‘the streets are dangerous and there are too many weirdos around’→ weirdie
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- ‘At my then school I was one of the weirdos, the freaks and the losers.’
- ‘I kept waiting to see these freaky sights and strange weirdos, and I never saw any.’
- ‘The very next night, another strange text came, and it was from the same weirdo!’
- ‘When you work for a magazine about style, you kind of dress like a weirdo.’
- ‘Fifty, sixty years ago, Will Eisner was an oddity and a weirdo.’
- ‘Why should you care what a bunch of self-obsessed, over-ambitious, fuzzy-thinking weirdos think about what you have written?’
- ‘After he was shot by Valerie Solanis, he got rid of all the druggy freaks and weirdos who hung out there.’
- ‘Well, actors are a strange breed, and even great actors are probably weirdos.’
- ‘This old guy kept trying to get a look at me… bloody weirdos.’
- ‘I like the creeps and weirdos on public transport.’
- ‘I know this places me somewhere between a freak and a weirdo, but there you have it.’
- ‘We amused ourselves by making fun of the weirdos around us, eavesdropping on the strangest conversations, and generally being random and bored.’
- ‘We watched Jerry Springer with a bunch of other people… of course the people on the show were crazy weirdos…’
- ‘But fans of the game, who must be 17 years old to buy it, are hardly a collection of weirdos and social misfits.’
- ‘I stayed nine days trying to understand those weirdos.’
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