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Miss Hampton comes back at him with that quirky smile of hers.

Without a word Bud took him, but the quirky smile hid at the corners of his mouth, and under Cash's beard still lurked the grin.

She snagged a piano and pounded out barrelhouse runs in quirky time as I carried the main thread of the movement on a cello.

WORD ORIGIN

1806, "shifty," from quirk + -y (2). Sense of "idiosyncratic" first recorded 1960. Related: Quirkily; quirkiness.

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