Quirky vs Oddball - What's the difference?

quirky | oddball |


As adjectives the difference between quirky and oddball

is that quirky is given to quirks or idiosyncrasies; strange in a somewhat silly, awkward manner, potentially cute while oddball is exotic, not mainstream, such as an oddball word or an oddball computer program.

As a noun oddball is

an eccentric or unusual person.

quirky

English

Adjective

(er)
  • Given to quirks or idiosyncrasies; strange in a somewhat silly, awkward manner, potentially cute.
  • She has a quirky laugh.

    Derived terms

    * quirkily * quirkiness * quirkyalone * quirky subject * unquirky

    oddball

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An eccentric or unusual person.
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  • See also

    * weirdo * queer fish

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Exotic, not mainstream, such as an oddball word or an oddball computer program.
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