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I think there's something in the fact that it's hard to be good looking and funny. You have to have an oddball quality; people have to sympathise with you to find you funny.
Chris O'Dowd

Meaning of "oddball" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ODDBALL

oddball  [ˈɒdˌbɔːl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ODDBALL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Oddball can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES ODDBALL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of oddball in the English dictionary

The definition of oddball in the dictionary is Also called: odd bod, odd fish. a strange or eccentric person. Other definition of oddball is strange or peculiar.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ODDBALL


baseball
ˈbeɪsˌbɔːl
basketball
ˈbɑːskɪtˌbɔːl
cannonball
ˈkænənˌbɔːl
eyeball
ˈaɪˌbɔːl
fireball
ˈfaɪəˌbɔːl
foosball
ˈfuːsˌbɔːl
football
ˈfʊtˌbɔːl
handball
ˈhændˌbɔːl
meatball
ˈmiːtˌbɔːl
netball
ˈnɛtˌbɔːl
pinball
ˈpɪnˌbɔːl
puffball
ˈpʌfˌbɔːl
racquetball
ˈrækɪtˌbɔːl
rollerball
ˈrəʊləˌbɔːl
roundball
ˈraʊndˌbɔːl
snowball
ˈsnəʊˌbɔːl
softball
ˈsɒftˌbɔːl
speedball
ˈspiːdˌbɔːl
trackball
ˈtrækˌbɔːl
volleyball
ˈvɒlɪˌbɔːl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ODDBALL

odd lot
odd man out
odd pricing
odd-jobber
odd-jobman
odd-jobmen
odd-looking
odd-man rush
odd-pinnate
odd-sounding
Oddfellow
oddish
oddities
oddity
oddly
oddment
oddments
oddness
odds
odds and ends

WORDS THAT END LIKE ODDBALL

American football
association football
ball
crystal ball
cue ball
eyeball to eyeball
eyeball-to-eyeball
fantasy football
five-a-side football
golf ball
gumball
hardball
league football
no-ball
on the ball
play hardball
play-the-ball
Swiss ball
tennis ball
wrecking ball

Synonyms and antonyms of oddball in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «oddball» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ODDBALL

Find out the translation of oddball to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of oddball from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «oddball» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

古怪
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

bicho raro
570 millions of speakers

English

oddball
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

oddball
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

غريب الاطوار
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

чудак
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

excêntrico
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

oddball
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

excentrique
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ganjil
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Spinner
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

変わり者
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

괴짜
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Oddball
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

kỳ quặc
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

oddball
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ओडबॉल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

acayip kimse
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

persona strana
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

dziwak
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

дивак
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

aiurit
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

εκκεντρικά
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

oddball
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

kuf
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

oddball
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of oddball

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ODDBALL»

The term «oddball» is quite widely used and occupies the 40.002 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ODDBALL» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «oddball» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «oddball» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about oddball

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10 QUOTES WITH «ODDBALL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word oddball.
1
J. Carter Brown
I found that it wasn't so oddball to like music and poetry and visual arts, they're kindred spirits.
2
Cee Lo Green
I've been such an oddball my whole life, but I've always been cool and I've always dressed fairly smartly.
3
Katherine Helmond
The choice of roles as I grow older gets more and more limited, so if I pin myself to one kind of part I would get in trouble. So, these oddball ladies came along for me to do - I guess Terry Gilliam helped in this respect. I have found them more interesting, flashier and I get more mileage out of them.
4
Peter Jackson
I was bullied and regarded as little bit of an oddball myself.
5
Stieg Larsson
I have tried to create main characters who are drastically different from the types who generally appear in crime novels. Mikael Blomkvist, for instance, doesn't have ulcers or booze problems or an anxiety complex. He doesn't listen to operas, nor does he have an oddball hobby such as making model airplanes.
6
Alison Moyet
If you think about it, I was at college, and then three months later, I was a massive pop star. It's stress-making, especially when you're a bit of an oddball as I was, the black sheep left to your own devices, and then suddenly everyone's interested in you.
7
Chris O'Dowd
I think there's something in the fact that it's hard to be good looking and funny. You have to have an oddball quality; people have to sympathise with you to find you funny.
8
Chris Pine
When you feel like an oddball, it never really leaves you. Even now, I'm better around people who are uncomfortable with themselves - the misfits.
9
Lee Remick
I'm not an oddball.
10
James St. James
I was definitely the oddball freak show in school.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ODDBALL»

Discover the use of oddball in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to oddball and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Oddball Illinois
In this updated edition, itOCOs plain to see that the state of Illinois has only gotten weirder.
Jerome Pohlen, 2012
2
Oddball
Step right up. Step right up. Step inside to see live acts of the slightly weird and the nearly harmless. Feast your eyes on the miracle of the mildly freakish. Step inside and experience Oddball for yourself."--Publisher.
Lindsay Price, 2010
3
Oddball Indiana: A Guide to Some Really Strange Places
How did David Letterman get fired from his first broadcasting gig? This is the guide to the real Indiana, birthplace of corn flakes, Dan Quayle, and Wonder Bread, for those who want to laugh, not lounge, on their vacation.
Jerome Pohlen, 2002
4
Oddball Florida: A Guide to Some Really Strange Places
This entertaining guide directs travelers to the off-the-wall and offbeat destinations in Florida, home of gator wrestlers, school bus demolition derbies, Hemingway wannabes, the Fountain of Youth, the Nudist Hall of Fame, and a utopian ...
Jerome Pohlen, 2003
5
Oddball Wisconsin: A Guide to 400 Really Strange Places
Updated and even weirder, this new edition boasts more than 400 unique destinations for tourists looking for attractions off the beaten path.
Jerome Pohlen, 2013
6
Oddball Texas: A Guide to Some Really Strange Places
This amusing travel guide to the Lone Star State doesn't waste travelers' time telling them where to find antiques in the Hill Country, take breathtaking hikes through Big Bend, or gaze upon the Alamo.
Jerome Pohlen, 2006
7
Oddball Ohio: A Guide to Some Really Strange Places
An offbeat travel guide provides an entertaining overview of some of the most bizarre sites, landmarks, and locales throughout the Buckeye State, covering such not-to-be-missed attractions as the home of the world's largest cockroach, Egg ...
Jerome Pohlen, 2004
8
Oddball Iowa: A Guide to Some Really Strange Places
This zany travel guide presents a more peculiar state than the Iowa Tourism Office might like out-of-towners to imagine.
Jerome Pohlen, 2005
9
Extraordinary Events and Oddball Occurrences
Discusses the details and possible explanations of mysterious events throughout human history, including strange things falling out of the sky, the teleportation of objects, and unexplained appearances and disappearances.
Gary L. Blackwood, 2000
10
Oddball Ointments, Powerful Potions, & Fabulous Folk ...
Recipes for homemade tonics, salves, and poultices that can prevent, heal, and cure common health ailments are featured in this reference to folk medicines.
Jean Karen Thomas, Jerry Baker, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ODDBALL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term oddball is used in the context of the following news items.
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Oddball Asteroid Has Fast Spin - Radar Images Time-lapsed | Video
Asteroid 2011 UW158 is irregularly shaped and has an unusually fast spin. The asteroid is 2000X1000 feet across (600X300 meters) and ... «Space.com, Jul 15»
2
Wallabies ready for anything in Mendoza
History shows anything and everything can happen in Argentinian rugby and after some thoroughly oddball scenes last year, nobody in Camp ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 15»
3
What to Binge This Weekend: 'Dead Like Me'
Running from 2003 to 2004, the show was the first oddball series created by oddball genius Bryan Fuller, and introduced Mandy Patinkin to the ... «Yahoo News, Jul 15»
4
Strawberry-Daiquiri Ice Pop, Where Have You Been My Whole Life?
At the famously oddball Brooklyn ice-cream shop, OddFellows, chef and owner Sam Mason has concocted a recipe for a strawberry-daiquiri ice ... «Vanity Fair, Jul 15»
5
'Destiny' Xur Location And Items For July 24-26: Starfire Protocol …
The oddball out this week is Young Ahamkara's Spine. This piece of Hunter gear lets the user place their trip mine grenades for a longer period ... «Tech Times, Jul 15»
6
Facepaint, champagne and antelope skin – writers' oddball quirks …
TS Eliot daubed his face green; Hemingway stood on the worn skin of a lesser kudu, while F Scott Fitzgerald insisted that a skinful made his ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
7
Kristaps Porzingis' oddball text intro from Carmelo: 'Who's this?'
Carmelo Anthony's not-kidding alpha-numeric signature is among the many amusing anecdotes shared by Knicks draft pick Kristaps Porzingis ... «New York Post, Jul 15»
8
The Gap Forms Oddball Partnerships To Boost Struggling Business
The Gap's new flirtation with the high-margin beauty and hotel businesses coincides with a tepid apparel market, just as its namesake stores ... «Forbes, Jul 15»
9
Primus Still Offering Unpredictable, Oddball Rock
All of those acts are long gone, and what does the oddball nation of rock fans have left? Primus. When the term alternative described bands ... «Hartford Courant, Jul 15»
10
Pluto, My Oddball Friend
Pluto inspired me when I was young; it was an oddball of a planet that refused to stay within the (orbital) lines. Dwarfed by its giant gas ... «New York Times, Jul 15»

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