"weird" as a verb

Lynne Murphy lynnem at COGS.SUSX.AC.UK
Tue Sep 3 12:37:07 UTC 2002

I only know 'weird' as a phrasal verb:  'weird someone out'.

It'd weird me out if others can say 'it weirds me'.


--On Tuesday, September 3, 2002 8:32 am -0400 Douglas Bigham
<TlhovwI at AOL.COM> wrote:

> Just wondering.... Is anyone looking for citations for "weird" as a verb
> meaning something like "to confuse or bother"?
> It's something that I've been hearing and using for a while now (like, 7
> years at least), and I know it's not localized (people on Mtv use it all
> the time).  However, I also know how much we LOVE printed sources and I
> finally came across it in print.  It's in Douglas Coupland's 2001 novel
> "All Families Are Psychotic".  I've lost the exact page, but if it would
> be helpful to you dictonary folk, I'll find it again.
> BTW... Y'all have heard this, right?
> -dsb
> Douglas S. Bigham
> University of Texas - Austin

Dr M Lynne Murphy
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