Definitions for quirk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. oddity, queerness, quirk, quirkiness, crotchet(noun)

    a strange attitude or habit

  2. quirk(verb)

    a narrow groove beside a beading

  3. quirk(verb)

    twist or curve abruptly

    "She quirked her head in a peculiar way"

Wiktionary

  1. quirk(Noun)

    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.

  2. quirk(Noun)

    An acute angle dividing a molding; a groove that runs lengthwise between the upper part of a moulding and a soffit

  3. quirk(Noun)

    A quibble, evasion, or subterfuge.

  4. Origin: First attested in the 1540s. Of uncertain origin.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Quirk(noun)

    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

  2. Quirk(noun)

    a fit or turn; a short paroxysm; a caprice

  3. Quirk(noun)

    a smart retort; a quibble; a shallow conceit

  4. Quirk(noun)

    an irregular air; as, light quirks of music

  5. Quirk(noun)

    a piece of ground taken out of any regular ground plot or floor, so as to make a court, yard, etc.; -- sometimes written quink

  6. Quirk(noun)

    a small channel, deeply recessed in proportion to its width, used to insulate and give relief to a convex rounded molding

  7. Origin: [Cf. W. chwiori to turn briskly, or E. queer.]

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Christopher Grove:

    Withers LLP's a quirk of the way the system works at the edges, rather than something more deliberate.

  2. Bruce Wells:

    My hunch on the Ditka quote is that it comes from a quirk of the King James translation, ancient Hebrew had a particular way of saying things like, 'and the next thing that happened was...' The King James translators of the Old Testament consistently rendered this as 'and it came to pass.' '' When phantom Bible passages turn dangerous People may get verses wrong, but they also mangle plenty of well-known biblical stories as well. Two examples: The scripture never says a whale swallowed Jonah, the Old Testament prophet, nor did any New Testament passages say that three wise men visited baby Jesus, scholars say. Those details may seem minor, but scholars say one popular phantom Bible story stands above the rest: The Genesis story about the fall of humanity. Most people know the popular version - Satan in the guise of a serpent tempts Eve to pick the forbidden apple from the Tree of Life. It's been downhill ever since. But the story in the book of Genesis never places Satan in the Garden of Eden.

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