far-out, kinky, offbeat, quirky, way-out(adj)
informal terms; strikingly unconventional
Given to quirks or idiosyncrasies; strange in a somewhat silly, awkward manner, potentially cute.
She has a quirky laugh.
full of quirks; tricky; as, a quirky lawyer
Quirky is a new type of socially developed product company founded with the vision of making invention accessible. Quirky's community members, inventors and product "influencers," ultimately share its financial success with them. Headquartered in New York City, Quirky brings game-changing products to the marketplace through interaction between its active online global community and Quirky's expert product design staff, bringing to life ideas from their earliest stages to store shelves.Quirky was founded in 2009 by Ben Kaufman, who is also the company's CEO. Quirky is Kaufman's third entrepreneurial venture. He previously founded Mophie and Kluster. Kaufman founded Quirky on the belief that ordinary people have extraordinary ideas, and that invention should be accessible to everyone. Any of Quirky's community members can become an inventor or influencer by submitting ideas and helping to determine which products Quirky will design, manufacture, and sell. Inventors who submit ideas that are then created and influencers who contribute to those ideas share in royalties based on product sales. The company solicits ideas for new products via Quirky.com and its iPhone app. Once an idea is submitted, the Quirky community vets it, praises it, critiques it, and votes for their favorites, many of which will eventually be made by the Quirky design team and sold online and in stores.A prospective inventor can submit an idea to Quirky, and there is no limit on the number of invention ideas that a person can submit. When determining which products to make, Quirky considers factors such as uniqueness, manufacturing complexity, and intellectual property rights, yet they are committed to working on ideas both big and small that make life better.
The numerical value of quirky in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of quirky in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I am attracted to the quirky, who wouldn’t want corn cob curtains?
Caravanning intrigues me, it's a unique subculture that has lots of quirky elements to it.
We're all from Vermont and we've all voted for Bernie a number of times, and he's a little bit quirky. People really latch on to the combination of his personality as well as what he stands for.
Dave is as quirky as they come, god bless him. He is having fun. When I see him, he still has that twinkle, and he still seems to be having fun with it. He doesn’t look like a depressed old guy.
Ben Jerry’s flavor gurus are always searching for new, fun and quirky ways to make eating ice cream extraordinary, it has all of the ridgey goodness of their more crispy cousins, but is slightly less sweet.
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- idiosincrático, peculiarSpanish
- kummallinen, omituinenFinnish
- caraghios, caraghioase, caraghioasă, caraghioșiRomanian
- besynnerlig, egendomligSwedish
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