quirkier; quirkiest
: 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 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 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

Examples of quirky in a Sentence

the waitress styles her hair in a quirky way that always gets her remembered by customers
Recent Examples on the Web On the Bus 400 N. Water St., inside the Milwaukee Public Market This is a quirky little food stand operating inside the Milwaukee Public Market — which is such a hotspot to take out-of-town guests no matter their dining preferences. Rachel Bernhard, Journal Sentinel, 20 May 2024 And if a quirky and controversial measure of rent for single-family homes is removed from the Fed’s preferred price measure, inflation is already below 2%, Zandi says. Paul Davidson, USA TODAY, 20 May 2024 Aquarius is known for being cerebral and quirky, while Gemini is playful and curious. Katie Mannion, Peoplemag, 19 May 2024 An eternally kind and genuinely quirky soul, Bill Walton died Monday at 71, leaving the sports world a noticeably lesser place. Bill Plaschke, Los Angeles Times, 27 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for quirky 

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Word History

First Known Use

1873, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of quirky was in 1873

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“Quirky.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quirky. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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