oddball

noun
odd·​ball | \ ˈäd-ˌbȯl How to pronounce oddball (audio) \

Definition of oddball

: one that is eccentric

Other Words from oddball

oddball adjective

Examples of oddball in a Sentence

He used to be a real oddball back in high school. she's known as the office oddball
Recent Examples on the Web The Sunshine State has become internationally notorious for the oddball miscreants who populate its police blotters and local news reports — known collectively as Florida Man. Freida Frisaro And Curt Anderson, Orlando Sentinel, 25 July 2022 The Guardians movies have been a major hit for Marvel ever since Gunn's oddball space crew first hit theaters in 2014. Christian Holub, EW.com, 24 July 2022 The Sunshine State has become internationally notorious for the oddball miscreants who populate its police blotters and local news reports — known collectively as Florida Man. Curt Anderson, BostonGlobe.com, 23 July 2022 Her best friends include her pragmatic producer, Malika (Toccarra Cash), and her oddball roommate, Michael (Moses Storm). Angie Han, The Hollywood Reporter, 12 July 2022 One is the most violent, oddball entry the MCU has ever seen, with Sam Raimi at the height of his powers. Jacob Siegal, BGR, 9 July 2022 Having built his reputation via record production, pioneering advances in technology and the occasional oddball hit song, the 74-year-old auteur finally made it into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last year. Journal Sentinel, 1 July 2022 Pizaro's owner, Nicole Bean, came up with the oddball combination, a first-time offering for the restaurant, which has locations in Montrose and Memorial. Emma Balter, Chron, 29 June 2022 Three oddball friends, one mystifying murder and an Upper West Side full of suspects. San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of oddball

1948, in the meaning defined above

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8 Aug 2022

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“Oddball.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oddball. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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oddball

noun
odd·​ball | \ ˈäd-ˌbȯl How to pronounce oddball (audio) \

Kids Definition of oddball

: a person who behaves strangely

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Nglish: Translation of oddball for Spanish Speakers

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