adjective, quirkier, quirkiest.
having or full of quirks.

1800–10; quirk + -y1

quirkily, adverb
quirkiness, noun
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quirk (kwɜːk)
1.  an individual peculiarity of character; mannerism or foible
2.  an unexpected twist or turn: a quirk of fate
3.  a continuous groove in an architectural moulding
4.  a flourish, as in handwriting
[C16: of unknown origin]

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Word Origin & History

1806, "shifty," from quirk. Sense of "idiosyncratic" first recorded 1960.
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Example sentences
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.
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