Definitions for: Quirk
[n] a narrow groove beside a beading
[n] a strange attitude or habit
[v] twist or curve abruptly; "She quirked her head in a peculiar way"
Webster (1913) Definition: Quirk, n. [Written also querk.] [Cf W. chwiori to turn
briskly, or E. queer.]
1. A sudden turn; a starting from the point or line; hence,
an artful evasion or subterfuge; a shift; a quibble; as,
the quirks of a pettifogger. ``Some quirk or . . .
We ground the justification of our nonconformity on
dark subtilties and intricate quirks. --Barrow.
2. A fit or turn; a short paroxysm; a caprice. [Obs.]
``Quirks of joy and grief.'' --Shak.
3. A smart retort; a quibble; a shallow conceit.
Some odd quirks and remnants of wit. --Shak.
4. An irregular air; as, light quirks of music. --Pope.
5. (Building) A piece of ground taken out of any regular
ground plot or floor, so as to make a court, yard, etc.;
-- sometimes written quink. --Gwilt.
6. (Arch.) A small channel, deeply recessed in proportion to
its width, used to insulate and give relief to a convex
Quirk molding, a bead between two quirks.
Synonyms: crotchet, oddity, queerness, quirkiness
See Also: channel, groove, strangeness, twist, unfamiliarity
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Famous Quotes Containing Quirk:
In athletics there's always been a willingness to cheat if it looks like you're not cheating. I think that's just a quirk of human nature.-- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (American Athlete)
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