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oddball Syllabification: odd·ball
Pronunciation: /ˈädˌbôl/

Definition of oddball in English:


A strange or eccentric person.
Example sentences
  • 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
More example sentences
  • 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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