Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Abounding in quirks or twists; irregular; zigzag; quirkish.
- Full of quirks or subterfuges; shifty; quibbling; characterized by petty tricks: as, a quirky attorney; a quirky question.
- Merry; sportive.
- adj. Given to quirks or idiosyncrasies; strange in a somewhat silly, awkward manner, potentially cute.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Full of quirks; tricky.
- adj. informal terms; strikingly unconventional
“But the C programming language, which he called "quirky, flawed, and an enormous success," is the basis of nearly every programming and scripting tool, whether they use elements of C's syntax or not.”
“We cannot fully answer this question without knowing more about your DO NOT QUERY US WE ARE ANONYMOUS project, but it sounds as though yes, you should query agents who specialize in "quirky" commercial fiction.”
“Katrinka: when it doesnt have the kind of professional look you desire, you just call it quirky or whimsical and it becomes a special form of art.”
“A fine-art graduate of Central Saint Martins, she has a striking visual sense and her writing is rich in quirky observations.”
“Cage is in quirky mode, full of tics and phobias (see the lighthearted trailer here), but manages to be fairly grounded emotionally.”
“Gigantic: Notable actors like Zooey Deschanel, Paul Dano, and John Goodman playing quirky characters in quirky situations with no real plot.”
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“Specialising in quirky narrative videos, which is a nice niche to get into.”
“Verdict: The word quirky could have been invented to describe Pulp.”
“What do you call a quirky Jewish gamer who prances around half-naked in a Super Mario outfit, crusading for the rights of software developers?”
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