Definition of oddball in English:


Syllabification: odd·ball
Pronunciation: /ˈädˌbôl


  • A strange or eccentric person.
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    • The boarders, however, are much more than eccentrics or oddballs.
    • Burton also confessed he and Helena laugh off claims they are eccentric oddballs.
    • Third, there are the truly restless - the oddballs and eccentrics who always seem to want to look at things from a different angle.


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  • Strange; bizarre: oddball training methods
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    • Somewhere, deep within Twister, is a searing portrayal of the disintegration of a family, leavened by quirky, oddball humor.
    • His songs had gone from sublime to bizarre, compounded by his friendship with oddball lyricist Van Dyke Parks.
    • But they're just two of the quirky, oddball characters to be found in ‘Sally's’ world.

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