Kink vs Quirk - What's the difference?

kink | quirk |


As verbs the difference between kink and quirk

is that kink is to laugh loudly or kink can be to form a kink or twist while quirk is (ambitransitive) to move with a wry jerk.

As nouns the difference between kink and quirk

is that kink is a convulsive fit of coughing or laughter; a sonorous indraft of breath; a whoop; a gasp of breath caused by laughing, coughing, or crying or kink can be a tight curl, twist, or bend in a length of thin material, hair etc while quirk is an idiosyncrasy; a slight glitch, mannerism; something unusual about the manner or style of something or someone.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

kink

English

(wikipedia kink)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) kinken, kynken, from (etyl) .

Verb

(en verb)
  • To laugh loudly.
  • To gasp for breath as in a severe fit of coughing.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • A convulsive fit of coughing or laughter; a sonorous indraft of breath; a whoop; a gasp of breath caused by laughing, coughing, or crying.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) or (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A tight curl, twist, or bend in a length of thin material, hair etc.
  • We couldn't get enough water to put out the fire because of a kink in the hose.
  • A difficulty or flaw that is likely to impede operation, as in a plan or system.
  • They had planned to open another shop downtown, but their plan had a few kinks .
  • An unreasonable notion; a crotchet; a whim; a caprice.
  • * Frederic Swartwout Cozzens
  • Never a Yankee was born or bred / Without that peculiar kink in his head / By which he could turn the smallest amount / Of whatever he had to the best account.
  • (slang, countable, and, uncountable) Peculiarity or deviation in sexual behaviour or taste.
  • * 2013 , Alison Tyler, H Is for Hardcore (page 13)
  • To top it all off, Lynn is into kink . Last night she was really into kink. It's a good thing that today is my day off because I need the time to recuperate and think things over.
  • (Scotland, dialect) A fit of coughing or laughter.
  • (mathematics) A positive 1-soliton solution to the
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To form a kink or twist.
  • To be formed into a kink or twist.
  • Derived terms

    * kinked * kinky * kinkle * kinkster ----

    quirk

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • 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 .
  • (architecture) An acute angle dividing a molding; a groove that runs lengthwise between the upper part of a moulding and a soffit
  • (archaic) A quibble, evasion, or subterfuge.
  • Derived terms

    * quirky

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (ambitransitive) To move with a wry jerk.
  • He quirked an eyebrow.
    The corners of her mouth quirked .