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quirknoun [C]

uk   /kwɜːk/  us   /kwɝːk/
an unusual habit or part of someone's personality, or something that is strange and unexpected: You have to get used to other people's quirks and foibles. There is a quirk in the rules that allows you to invest money without paying tax. By some strange quirk/By an odd quirk of fate (= unexpectedly), we ended up on the same train.
Translations of “quirk”
in Vietnamese tật…
in Spanish peculiaridad…
in Thai พฤติกรรมแปลก ๆ…
in Malaysian sifat aneh…
in French excentricité…
in German die Eigenart…
in Chinese (Traditional) 怪癖, 古怪之處…
in Indonesian peri laku aneh…
in Russian причуда…
in Turkish garip davranış, acayip huy…
in Chinese (Simplified) 怪癖, 古怪之处…
in Polish dziwactwo…
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