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"quirk" in British English

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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.
(Definition of quirk from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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quirknoun [C]

 us   /kwɜrk/
an unusual habit or type of behavior, or something that is strange and unexpected: a personality quirk It’s just one of the quirks of living there.
quirky
adjective [-er/-est only]  us   /ˈkwɜr·ki/
a quirky, offbeat sense of humor
(Definition of quirk from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “quirk”
in Vietnamese tật…
in Spanish singularidad, casualidades, peculiaridad…
in Malaysian sifat aneh…
in Thai พฤติกรรมแปลก ๆ…
in French excentricité…
in German die Eigenart…
in Chinese (Traditional) 怪癖, 古怪之處…
in Russian причуда…
in Turkish garip davranış, acayip huy…
in Chinese (Simplified) 怪癖, 古怪之处…
in Indonesian peri laku aneh…
in Polish dziwactwo…
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