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quirk

[ kwurk ]
/ kwɜrk /
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noun

adjective

formed with a quirk or channel, as a molding.

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Origin of quirk

First recorded in 1540–50; origin uncertain

synonym study for quirk

1. See eccentricity.

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH quirk

quark, quirk
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British Dictionary definitions for quirk

quirk
/ (kwɜːk) /

noun

an individual peculiarity of character; mannerism or foible
an unexpected twist or turna quirk of fate
a continuous groove in an architectural moulding
a flourish, as in handwriting

Derived forms of quirk

quirky, adjectivequirkily, adverbquirkiness, noun

Word Origin for quirk

C16: of unknown origin
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