oddball

Definition of oddball

odd´ball`   Pronunciation: ǒd´bạl`
n.1.A person with an unusual or odd personality; an eccentric person.
2.Anything unusual in its class.
Pluto is an oddball among its eight sister planets. It's the smallest in both size and mass, and has the most elliptical orbit. It moves in a plane tilted markedly away from the other planets' orbits. Moreover, Pluto is the only planet made almost entirely of ice.
- Ron Cohen (Science News, Feb. 27, 1999, p. 139
a.1.Eccentric; very unusual; strange; bizarre; as, an oddball request.

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