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oddball

[ od-bawl ]SEE DEFINITION OF oddball

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ODDBALL

His father, Vanneman Porter, had been an oddball in his own way, too.

Somewhere up in the house is this oddball Maxwell who hides out all the time.

WORD ORIGIN

"eccentric or unconventional person," 1948, from odd + ball (n.1). Earlier (1946) as an adjective, used by aviators.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ODDBALL

nonconformist

adjectiveunwilling to behave, believe as most do

off the wall

adjectivebizarrely unusual
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