American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Informal A person regarded as eccentric.
- n. An eccentric or unusual person.
- adj. Exotic, not mainstream, such as an oddball word or an oddball computer program.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. informal A person with an unusual or odd personality; an eccentric person.
- n. Anything unusual in its class.
- adj. informal Eccentric; very unusual; strange; bizarre.
- n. a person with an unusual or odd personality
- From odd + ball? (Wiktionary)
“Adding, what I call oddball ornaments to my Christmas tree, really has nothing to do with the fact that I have a child.”
“But some of the biggest, savviest survivors hole up right under our noses, in oddball places we tend to overlook.”
“She's still the same old Tina who is obsessed with finding the humor in oddball, everyday things, Carlock says.”
“But what do you call the oddball in a family of "black sheep?”
“I've been working hard for a while trying to figure his place out - he's really the "oddball" - he doesn't really FIT with any group & he's always been an anomaly in the show's space/time...”
“If attention is responsible for this effect, a more emotionally stirring "oddball" - like a guy pointing a gun at you, which tests have shown is much more salient than a flower-should seem to stay on the screen even longer.”
“Lembit is frequently described as an 'oddball' - which is code for 'deeply weird'.”
“Where their debut looked to the KLF, Surfing the Void's psychonautical vocabulary recalls another oddball early 90s dance act, the Shamen, who infiltrated the top 10 with talk of a "shamanic, anarchistic, archaic revival" in the days when trance acts played clubs with names like Megatripolis and expounded on the mystical importance of the number”
“There are still plenty of people who use the Craft, as Masons like to call their oddball institution, as the perfect inkblot onto which they can project their fantasies of organized wickedness, whatever those happen to be.”
“Max Romeo's trippy take on "Fixing a Hole" recalls the oddball energy of the previous Easy Star albums: the extended dub outro hits the mark while leaving a mark.”
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A list of compound derogatory names such as gapeseed, muckworm and lickspittle. Your one-word contributions to this list are welcome.
See sionnach's list derogatory terms I should use ...
An extensive list I have been working on for quite some time. Feel free to add more of the kind if you miss any.
Words from the songs of Frank Black, a.k.a. Black Francis
Fashion elegance, oddities, styles, and cool garments.
words that describe me or that i am focusing on.
( personal list )
( personal list )
related (from me):
"Fornication" is not equal to "formication".
Words with funny meaning, spelling or both.
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