quirk


1quirk

noun \ˈkwərk\

: an unusual habit or way of behaving

: something strange that happens by chance

Full Definition of QUIRK

1
a :  an abrupt twist or curve
b :  a peculiar trait :  idiosyncrasy
c :  accident, vagary <a quirk of fate>
2
:  a groove separating a bead or other molding from adjoining members
quirk·i·ly \ˈkwər-kə-lē\ adverb
quirk·i·ness \-kē-nəs\ noun
quirk·ish \ˈkwər-kish\ adjective
quirky \-kē\ adjective

Examples of QUIRK

  1. Everyone has their little quirks.
  2. <wearing red shoes every day is just one of her quirks>

Origin of QUIRK

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1565

2quirk

verb

Definition of QUIRK

:  curve, twist <quirked his eyebrows>

First Known Use of QUIRK

1878

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