What is the meaning, origin and usage of word ‘Bizarre’?

Meaning: This adjective refers to strikingly out of the ordinary such as odd, extravagant, or eccentric in style or mode, or involving sensational contrasts or incongruities.

Origin: In use since the 1640s, it is derived from the French word bizarre, meaning odd, fantastic, in turn, from the Italian word bizarro, meaning irascible, tending to quick flashes of anger. The sense in Italian evolved to unpredictable, eccentric, then strange, weird, in which sense it was taken into French and then English.

Usage: His behavior was bizarre.

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