Quirky \Quirk"y\ (kw[~e]rk"[y^]), a. Full of quirks; tricky; as, a quirky lawyer. [1913 Webster]

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  • quirky — (adj.) 1806, shifty, from QUIRK (Cf. quirk) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Sense of idiosyncratic first recorded 1960. Related: Quirkiness …   Etymology dictionary

  • quirky — [adj] eccentric bizarre, far out*, freakish, freaky*, idiosyncratic, in left field*, kinky*, odd, off the wall*, out of the ordinary, outre, peculiar, strange, unconventional, unorthodox, unusual, wacky*, way out*, weird; concept 401 Ant.… …   New thesaurus

  • quirky — 1. (quirky) (729↑, 156↓) something that is strange/not normal but cool Wearing long stripy socks that are odd... Author: Moi xx http://quirky.urbanup.com/803525 2. (quirky) (420↑, 181↓) Unconventional, surprising, odd. A word often used by… …   Urban English dictionary

  • quirky — UK [ˈkwɜː(r)kɪ] / US [ˈkwɜrkɪ] adjective Word forms quirky : adjective quirky comparative quirkier superlative quirkiest slightly strange She has a quirky sense of humour …   English dictionary

  • quirky — [[t]kwɜ͟ː(r)ki[/t]] quirkier, quirkiest ADJ GRADED Something or someone that is quirky is rather odd or unpredictable in their appearance, character, or behaviour. We ve developed a reputation for being quite quirky and original... Derived words …   English dictionary

  • quirky — adjective Given to quirks or idiosyncrasies. She has a quirky laugh …   Wiktionary

  • quirky — adj. Quirky is used with these nouns: ↑personality, ↑sense of humour …   Collocations dictionary

  • quirky — quirk|y [ˈkwə:ki US ə:r ] adj unusual, especially in an interesting way ▪ I like his quirky sense of humour. >quirkily adv >quirkiness n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • quirky — quirk|y [ kwɜrki ] adjective slightly strange: She has a quirky sense of humor …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • quirky — adjective strange and unusual, in an unexpected way: The music was a quirky mixture of jazz and classical violins. quirkily adverb quirkiness noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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