A quirk in two political-prediction markets has created a (practically) no-lose investment opportunity—almost $100, for free.
Kevin Fallon on the quirk of history that demands two swearing-in ceremonies for this particular president.
As a tempting virgin she was able to live long enough to be saved, but this was the quirk of a market controlled by foreigners.
1560s, "quibble, evasion," of unknown origin, perhaps connected to German quer (see queer (adj.)) via notion of twisting and slanting; but its earliest appearance in western England dialect seems to argue against this source. Perhaps originally a technical term for a twist or flourish in weaving. Sense of "peculiarity" is c.1600.