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Date: 1800-1900
Origin: weird 'what happens to a person in life, fate, (bad) luck' (11-18 centuries), from Old English wyrd

weird

adjective
     
weird S2
informal very strange and unusual, and difficult to understand or explain:
A really weird thing happened last night.
He's a weird bloke.
They sell all sorts of weird and wonderful (=very strange) products.
weirdly adverb:
a weirdly shaped rock
weirdness noun [uncountable]

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