A Word A Day : Quirk

Saturday, 27th October 2007 : Today's Word is ...


( Noun )

Pronunciation : kwurk

1. A strange and unexpected turn of events

2. A peculiar habit, mannerism, or aspect of somebody's character

3. A curved shape, pattern, or decoration, e.g. a flourish in handwriting

4. Architecture groove - a continuous groove running along a molding or separating a molding from adjoining members


Origin unknown


Queerness, Quirkiness, Oddity, Crotchet, Strangeness, Unfamiliarity, Twist Of Fate, Fluke, Coincidence, Chance, Accident, Twist, Idiosyncrasy, Peculiarity, Foible, Habit, Eccentricity, Trait, Whim


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Contextual Examples:

• Somewhere in his make-up there was a strange twist or quirk.

• Unfortunately for my stomach and mucous membranes, Nelson had a strange quirk of nature that made him find happiness in treating me to beer.

Related Words :

1. Quirkily : Adverb

2. Quirkiness : Noun

3. Quirky: Adjective

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