oddball

noun odd·ball \ ˈäd-ˌbȯl \

Definition of oddball

: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

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First Known Use of oddball

1948


ODDBALL Defined for English Language Learners

oddball

noun

Definition of oddball for English Language Learners

  • : a person who behaves in strange or unusual ways


ODDBALL Defined for Kids

oddball

noun odd·ball \ ˈäd-ˌbȯl \

Definition of oddball for Students

:a person who behaves strangely


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