odd-ball

oddball

[od-bawl] Informal.
noun
1.
a person or thing that is atypical, bizarre, eccentric, or nonconforming, especially one having beliefs that are unusual but harmless.
adjective
2.
whimsically free-spirited; eccentric; atypical: an oddball scheme.

Origin:
1940–45, Americanism; odd + ball1

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oddball (ˈɒdˌbɔːl)
 
n
1.  odd bod, Also called: odd fish a strange or eccentric person
 
adj
2.  strange or peculiar

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oddball
"eccentric or unconventional person," 1948, from odd + ball (n.).
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