oddball

noun odd·ball \ ˈäd-ˌbȯl \
Updated on: 26 Apr 2018

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

in the meaning defined above

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oddball Synonyms

Near Antonyms

conformer, conformist, follower, sheep;

Phrases

odd duck, piece of work;


ODDBALL Defined for English Language Learners

oddball

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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