"weird" as a verb

Mark A Mandel mam at THEWORLD.COM
Tue Sep 3 15:33:40 UTC 2002

On Tue, 3 Sep 2002, Douglas Bigham 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

I've heard it for years, but originally as "weird out" ("That really
weirds me out"). The loss of the particle is in line with a trend:
        hang out 'spend time' (with PERSON, at PLACE)
         -> hang

Oh damn, I've mentally misplaced the other examples that I've noticed,
but I know there are at least several. Help!

-- Mark A. Mandel

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