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oddball

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noun odd·ball \ˈäd-ˌbȯl\

Simple Definition of oddball

  • : a person who behaves in strange or unusual ways

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of oddball

  1. :  one that is eccentric

oddball

adjective

Examples of oddball in a sentence

  1. He used to be a real oddball back in high school.

  2. <she's known as the office oddball>



1948

First Known Use of oddball

1948


ODDBALL Defined for Kids

oddball

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noun odd·ball \ˈäd-ˌbȯl\

Definition of oddball for Students

  1. :  a person who behaves strangely





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