• WordNet 3.6
    • n oddball a person with an unusual or odd personality
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In literature:

Science fiction is a colorful, disreputable, slipshod occupation, full of unlikely oddballs, which, of course, is why we like it.
"Hacker Crackdown" by Bruce Sterling
Somewhere up in the house is this oddball Maxwell who hides out all the time.
"The Fourth R" by George Oliver Smith
They'd say that there was something ... ah ... 'oddball' about the Spooks.
"Out Like a Light" by Gordon Randall Garrett
His father, Vanneman Porter, had been an oddball in his own way, too.
"By Proxy" by Gordon Randall Garrett

In news:

Oddball Tales of the Soccer World.
'X Factor': Judges Pick Oddball Songs From Movies For 11 Finalists.
Add in a love for oddball NBA statistics that only he can break down and it's no wonder he's been called "Super Stat" for more than 40 years.
Maybe certain oddballs belonged to that category known as "bi," especially in the 70?s.
Professional money managers are scouring the world for oddball assets, desperate to find anything that moves to its own beat rather than rising and falling with everything else in the financial markets.
Experts Scour Oddball Data to Help See Trends Before Official Information Is Available.
A Shimmering Beauty From Modern Masters (No Oddballs, Please).
An oddball product lets you " Snazzy Nap" in public CNN's Jeanne Moos tests it out.
It's on the Jets' pair of QBs to make this oddball union of Sanchez, Tebow work.
Sufjan Stevens will never be faulted for lacking oddball ambition.
Caffeinated rock, experimental pop, oddball beats, and novelties.
Bravo 's new 'LOLwork' Looks Into the Oddball ICanHas Cheezburger Office.
LOS ANGELES—Clint Eastwoods oddball GOP convention monologue didnt sit well, but Democrats proved they know how to exploit their unabashed love affair with Hollywood.
As rock collectives encourage more musicians to think big, it's time to get reacquainted with the oddball batch of bands that defined trippy togetherness.
It is the oddball sport that has grabbed audiences since it was added to official Olympic competition in 1998.

In science:

However, the RSGs includes several oddball members that require a more detailed analysis.
The Physical Properties of the Red Supergiant WOH G64: The Largest Star Known?
P300 responses in an oddball experimental setting.
Spatial Auditory BCI Paradigm Utilizing N200 and P300 Responses
Such spin-exotic states, often called “oddballs”, would not mix directly with quark - antiquark mesons.
Glueballs and Hybrid Mesons
The lattice mass spectra clarify these uncertainties but, unfortunately for experimentalists, do not indicate any low-lying oddball candidates.
Glueballs and Hybrid Mesons
The overall conclusion at present is that there is no evidence for any oddballs of mass less than 3 GeV.
Glueballs and Hybrid Mesons