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[kwur-kee] /ˈkwɜr ki/
adjective, quirkier, quirkiest.
having or full of quirks.
Origin of quirky
1800-10; quirk + -y1
Related forms
quirkily, adverb
quirkiness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for quirkiness
  • The wide angle is particularly appropriate for this shot-it adds quirkiness to the quality of the image.
  • His idiosyncratic, meticulously constructed folk songs are infused with intellect and quirkiness.
  • But its success is inseparable from its extreme quirkiness and self-parody.
  • For fans of the series, such quirkiness was par for the course.
  • His quirkiness has made him stand out so far, and his episode behind the drummers showed that he's got talent.
  • Their success lies in rebellion, quirkiness, and their ability to color outside the lines.
  • Her quirkiness and keen eye for fashion will be forever missed.
  • Though he is a serious fisherman, the author is not too involved in the sport to enjoy its quirkiness.
  • We admit that a few entries appear here more for quirkiness than for their organizational skills.
  • Its main functions are operational but with much embedded quirkiness.
Word Origin and History for quirkiness



1806, "shifty," from quirk + -y (2). Sense of "idiosyncratic" first recorded 1960. Related: Quirkily; quirkiness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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