quirk
Pronunciation Noun

quirk (plural quirks)

  1. an idiosyncrasy; a slight glitch, mannerism; something unusual about the manner or style of something or someone
    The car steers cleanly, but the gearshift has a few quirks.
  2. (architecture) An acute angle dividing a molding; a groove that runs lengthwise between the upper part of a moulding and a soffit
  3. (archaic) A quibble, evasion, or subterfuge.
    • c. 1605-1606, Ben Jonson, Volpone (The Fox)
      Had you no quirk / To avoid gullage, sir, by such a creature?
Translations Verb

quirk (quirks, present participle quirking; past and past participle quirked)

  1. (ambitransitive) To move with a wry jerk.
    He quirked an eyebrow.
    The corners of her mouth quirked.
  2. (transitive, architecture) To furnish with a quirk or channel.
  3. (intransitive, archaic) To use verbal tricks or quibbles
    • 1820, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Oedipus Tyrannus; Or, Swellfoot The Tyrant: A Tragedy in Two Acts:
      I have stung her and wrung her,
      The venom is working;—
      And if you had hung her
      With canting and quirking,
      She could not be deader than she will be soon

Quirk
Proper noun
  1. Surname



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