quirky

adjective \ ˈkwər-kē \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of quirky

: having many quirks : unusual in especially an interesting or appealing way
  • a quirky sense of humor
  • quirky ideas/behavior
  • a quirky and creative artist
  • … the SoHo store known for its modern, often quirky home accessories …
  • —Marianne Rohrlich
  • The result is an extraordinarily fine film, a quieter, more centered vision of Garp's world that loses little of the quirky humor of the original …
  • —Molly Haskell

quirkily

play \ˈkwər-kə-lē\ adverb
    • His political ideas, which had seemed quirkily brilliant in the 1900's …
    • —Wilfrid Sheed
    • … he is gregarious and energetic and … enjoys a quirkily methodical, omnivorous turn of mind …
    • —Cullen Murphy

quirkiness

play \ˈkwər-kē-nəs\ noun
    • … is gaining international prominence in interior-design circles simply because its content diverges with typically English quirkiness, from that of its competitors.
    • —John Duka

First Known Use of quirky

1873


QUIRKY Defined for Kids

quirky

adjective \ ˈkwər-kē \

Definition of quirky for Students

quirkier; quirkiest
: unusual especially in an interesting way


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