What does quirk mean?

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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"


  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.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Quirk

    kwėrk, n. a quick turn: an artful evasion: a quibble: a taunt or retort: a slight conceit: inclination, turn: fantastic phrase: (archit.) an acute angle or recess.—v.i. to turn sharply.—v.t. to twist or turn: to furnish with a quirk or channel.—adjs. Quirk′ish, consisting of quirks; Quirk′y, abounding in quirks. [Skeat explains as prob. for obs. Eng. quirt, to turn; from W. chwired, a piece of craft, from chwiori, to turn briskly; cf. Gael. cuireid, a turn.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of quirk in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of quirk in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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. Alfred Neugut:

    Whatever trait it is in you, whatever your personal quirk is that makes you obsessive compulsive or sloppy about your pill taking, that holds true for your chronic disease pills or oncology pills.

  3. Los Angeles-based lawyer Julian Chan:

    Ms. Spears conservatorship seems to have an odd quirk, while established to protect her from herself, it appears from news reports that she actively parents her children. In other words, someone is deciding she is fit enough to parent but not take care of herself.

  4. Marco Rubio:

    I will always have tremendous affection and respect for him despite the fact that -- because of a weird quirk of fate -- we ended up running for the same office at the same time, i did not run for president to stop Jeb Bush. I ran for president because I believe that America's greatest days lie ahead if we do what needs to be done right now in 2016.

  5. 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 dangerousPeople 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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