quirky

[ kwur-kee ]
/ ˈkwɜr ki /

adjective, quirk·i·er, quirk·i·est.

having or full of quirks.

Origin of quirky

First recorded in 1800–10; quirk + -y1
Related formsquirk·i·ly, adverbquirk·i·ness, noun
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quirky


adj.

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

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