bizarre


adjective

  1. markedly unusual in appearance, style, or general character and often involving incongruous or unexpected elements; outrageously or whimsically strange; odd: bizarre clothing; bizarre behavior.

adjective

  1. odd or unusual, esp in an interesting or amusing way
adj.

1640s, from French bizarre “odd, fantastic” (16c.), originally “handsome, brave,” perhaps from Basque bizar “a beard” (the notion being of bearded Spanish soldiers making a strange impression on the French); alternative etymology traces it to Italian bizarro “angry, fierce, irascible,” from bizza “fit of anger.”

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