AskDefine | Define oddball

Dictionary Definition

oddball n : a person with an unusual or odd personality [syn: eccentric, eccentric person, flake, geek]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

From odd + ball

Noun

  1. an eccentric or unusual person

Translations

eccentric person
  • Dutch: kwast

Extensive Definition

Oddball, Oddballs, or Odd Ball may refer to:
In fiction:
In other fields:
  • Oddball, a type of trivia question featured in the boardgame Brain Chain, where players must pick the one item (the oddball) that does not share a common characteristic with the other three items presented.
  • Oddballs, UK comedy troupe.
  • Oddballs, 1993 collection of short stories by children’s author William Sleator.
  • Unidentified Flying Oddball, Disney’s movie adaptation of Mark Twain’s A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • Oddball, a segment of weird news on the MSNBC show Countdown with Keith Olbermann.
  • Oddballs, a 1984 Canadian sex comedy film.
  • Oddball is a multiplayer gametype in the Halo series of video games by Bungie Studios.
  • Oddball (comics), a Marvel supervillain.

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