- strange or unusual; odd: a peculiar individual, a peculiar idea
- distinct from others; special
- (postpositive) followed by to: belonging characteristically or exclusively (to): peculiar to North America
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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
pe•cu•liar /pɪˈkyulyɚ/USA pronunciation adj.WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
pe•cu•liar (pi kyo̅o̅l′yər),USA pronunciation adj.
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
peculiar /pɪˈkjuːlɪə/ adj
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