Meaning of Bizarro

What is Bizarro:

Bizarre derived from the archaic Italian that indicates “furious”, has 2 meanings in Spanish: it can mean brave and on the other hand, generous. Like Americanism, the word bizarro is used to express in Spanish something “strange” or “unusual”.

In the Dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy (DRAE), the word bizarre does not incorporate the meaning as something or someone "rare", derived from English bizarre.

The use of bizarro as an Americanism, meaning "strange" or "curious" is more common in Puerto Rico, Chile and Argentina. It is used as an adjective of a situation, of something or of someone, for example, "The situation is not clear and the facts are bizarre."

The Urgent Spanish Foundation (Fundéu BBVA), advised by the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE), has replaced the previous recommendation of censorship towards the meaning of the word bizarre as "rare". Thus, it has accepted this definition as part of the language used in social networks through the Internet, being included in the Dictionary of Americanisms of the RAE.

The meaning of bizarre that derives from archaic Italian indicates brave or gallant as, for example, in “bizarre soldier”.

The second meaning of bizarre as something splendid, generous or airy is used to describe as, for example, "See the bizarre artists receiving the applause of the public" or "the bizarre jewels".

Bizarro DC Comic

Bizarro # 1 is a fictional character created by DC Comics (DC) as part of their comic strip "Superman."

Within the DC Universe, for the first time in "Superboy", Bizarro is defined as a duplicate of the superhero Superman (the ethical alien), but in a version of inverted logic.

In this sense, Bizarro is as good as Superman but in his ethics what we consider good is bad and what is acceptable is not.

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