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[ kwur-kee ]
/ ˈkwɜr ki /

adjective, quirk·i·er, quirk·i·est.

having or full of quirks.

Nearby words

quire, quirinal, quirinus, quirites, quirk, quirky, quirt, quis custodiet ipsos custodes?, quis separabit?, quisling, quisling, vidkun

Origin of quirky

First recorded in 1800–10; quirk + -y1
Related formsquirk·i·ly, adverbquirk·i·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Word Origin and History for quirkily



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper