Peculiar is defined as something that is different and unusual.(adjective)
An example of peculiar is a state fair sideshow with strange people.
The definition of peculiar is something important or of special interest.(adjective)
An example of peculiar is the specific picture that gets pointed out on a tour.
See peculiar in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME peculier < L peculiaris < peculium: see peculate
See peculiar in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English peculier, personal
Origin: , from Latin pecūliāris
Origin: , from pecūlium, private property; see peku- in Indo-European roots.
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