quirky [kwur-kee] Word Origin adjective, quirk·i·er, quirk·i·est.

  1. having or full of quirks.

Origin of quirky First recorded in 1800–10; quirk + -y1 Related formsquirk·i·ly, adverbquirk·i·ness, noun Word Origin and History for quirkily quirky adj.

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

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