Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Wednesday's Word

Outre / oo-TRAY / adjective
Unconventional; eccentric; bizarre.

This seven-year house of outre culture is the kind of place you can shop for a sculpture made out of working flamethrowers, videocassettes of underground movies, computer-generated art or a cute robot.
-- David Sturm, "Berlin's Green Man, Running for Life", Washington Post, June 14, 1998

The area is tamer than in its bohemian heyday, but the outre spirit survives.
-- Brian C. Mooney and Rosemary Lappin, "Galleries of the Gods", Boston Globe, August 25, 1996

McCarthy cast herself as the rule breaker, the outre intellectual woman who emerged from an eccentric and rebellious past.
-- Ann Hulbert, "Keeping Score", New York Times, October 26, 1997

Unless you head for Harajuku, the heart of hip, where being outre is a requirement. Harajuku is home to Raggedy Ann wannabes, Elvis impersonators and Japanese punks all turned out to attract attention.
-- Stephanie Strom, "Tokyo", New York Times, September 26, 1999

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