Definitions for quirk
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oddity, queerness, quirk, quirkiness, crotchet(noun)
a strange attitude or habit
a narrow groove beside a beading
twist or curve abruptly
"She quirked her head in a peculiar way"
an idiosyncrasy; a slight glitch, mannerism; something unusual about the manner or style of something or someone
The car steers cleanly, but the gearshift has a few quirks.
An acute angle dividing a molding; a groove that runs lengthwise between the upper part of a moulding and a soffit
A quibble, evasion, or subterfuge.
Origin: First attested in the 1540s. Of uncertain origin.
a sudden turn; a starting from the point or line; hence, an artful evasion or subterfuge; a shift; a quibble; as, the quirks of a pettifogger
a fit or turn; a short paroxysm; a caprice
a smart retort; a quibble; a shallow conceit
an irregular air; as, light quirks of music
a piece of ground taken out of any regular ground plot or floor, so as to make a court, yard, etc.; -- sometimes written quink
a small channel, deeply recessed in proportion to its width, used to insulate and give relief to a convex rounded molding
Origin: [Cf. W. chwiori to turn briskly, or E. queer.]
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- výstřednost, potrhlostCzech
- idiosincrasia, manía, peculiaridadSpanish
- omituisuus, oikkuFinnish
- excentricité, maniérisme, bizarrerieFrench
- 歪み, 捩れ, 癖Japanese
- nuk, gril, rariteitDutch
- egendomlighet, underlighet, egenhet, besynnerlighet, sarkasmSwedish
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