quirk Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"quirk" in British English

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quirknoun [C]

uk   /kwɜːk/  us   /kwɝːk/
an ​unusualhabit 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 ​investmoney without ​payingtax. 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 ​unusualhabit 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, ​offbeatsense of ​humor
(Definition of quirk from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “quirk”
in Spanish peculiaridad…
in Vietnamese tật…
in Malaysian sifat aneh…
in Thai พฤติกรรมแปลก ๆ…
in French excentricité…
in German die Eigenart…
in Chinese (Simplified) 怪癖, 古怪之处…
in Turkish garip davranış, acayip huy…
in Russian причуда…
in Indonesian peri laku aneh…
in Chinese (Traditional) 怪癖, 古怪之處…
in Polish dziwactwo…
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