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Definition of "quirk" []

  • A peculiarity of behavior; an idiosyncrasy: "Every man had his own quirks and twists” ( Harriet Beecher Stowe). (noun)
  • An unpredictable or unaccountable act or event; a vagary: a quirk of fate. (noun)
  • A sudden sharp turn or twist. (noun)
  • An equivocation; a quibble. (noun)
  • Architecture A lengthwise groove on a molding between the convex upper part and the soffit. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "quirk" in a sentence
  • "Basically, I don't think that dewarping the quirk is the point so much as working through the narrative logic is."
  • "My local dry cleaner has acquiesced to what they call my quirk in using my own hangers for things that must be hung, and simply folding all the shirts which is a standard option."
  • "One final quirk is that in most jurisdictions of Mexico your Mexican spouse-to-be cannot marry anyone even a Mexican citizen without a Cartilla Militar (military service card)."