oddballsN-COUNTIf you refer to someone as an oddball, you think they behave in a strange way. [INFORMAL]
His mother and father thought Jim was a bit of an oddball too.Syn:ADJ-GRADEDOddball is also an adjective.
I came from a family that was decidedly oddball you know.
English dictionary. 2008.
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oddball — odd ball ([o^]d b[add]l ), a. Eccentric; very unusual; strange; bizarre; as, an oddball request. [informal] [PJC] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
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oddball — ☆ oddball [äd′bôl΄ ] n. [ ODD + BALL1] Slang an eccentric, unconventional, or nonconforming person adj. Slang strange or unconventional … English World dictionary
oddball — UK [ˈɒdˌbɔːl] / US [ˈɑdˌbɔl] noun [countable] Word forms oddball : singular oddball plural oddballs informal someone whose behaviour is strange or unusual Derived word: oddball UK / US adjective an oddball film … English dictionary
oddball — 1. n. an eccentric person. □ Tom is sure an oddball. He ordered a pineapple and strawberry milkshake. □ We oddballs love concoctions like that. 2. mod. strange; peculiar. □ What an oddball combination of things! □ … Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions
oddball — 1. noun /ˈɑːdˌbɑːl/ An eccentric or unusual person. 2. adjective /ˈɑːdˌbɑːl/ Exotic, not mainstream, such as an oddball word or an oddball computer program … Wiktionary
oddball — odd|ball [ˈɔdbo:l US ˈa:dbo:l] n informal someone who behaves in a strange or unusual way >oddball adj ▪ a rather oddball sense of humour … Dictionary of contemporary English