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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 quirky
  • She is not just quirky for the sake of being quirky.
  • He was a scientist with a brilliant mind and a quirky sense of humor.
  • She's this quirky woman with a quirky look.
  • He was undoubtedly at heart a quirky kind of idealist, who seldom found an opportunity to realize his ideals in practice.
  • His plan is undeniably quirky.
  • The novel is astonishing for its quirky vitality.
  • Sometimes the most ill-fitting, quirky themes make for the most enjoyable games.
  • Her quirky, off-kilter remarks inevitably got laughs and endeared audiences.
  • She's long been known for her quirky and moving autobiographical tales.
  • Several well-established eateries along the way offer hearty meals, quirky specialties, and plenty of local color.
Word Origin and History for quirky

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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