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duck

informal
1. An odd, peculiar, or eccentric person. Usually used after modifiers indicating such characteristics. His new girlfriend is nice enough, but she's a bit of an odd duck, don't you think? Most of my family thinks I'm something of a strange duck. I just like doing things my own unique way, I guess.
2. A term of endearment, especially for a loved one. Primarily heard in UK. A: "Hello, my little duck. How are you?" B: "Hi, Grandad. I'm fine."

odd duck

A rather unusual, strange, or peculiar person. His new girlfriend is nice enough, but she's a bit of an odd duck, don't you think?
See also: duck, odd

strange duck

A rather unusual, strange, eccentric, or peculiar person. His new girlfriend is nice enough, but she's a bit of a strange duck, don't you think?
See also: duck, strange
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duck

verb
See deduck

duck

1. n. a male urinal bedpan. (Hospitals.) Somebody in room 212 needs a duck.
2. tv. to avoid someone or something. Clare is ducking her responsibility.
3. Go to deduck.
4. n. a ticket. (Probably akin to ducats.) Did you buy the ducks early, or do we have to stand in line?
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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