American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Something left over.
- n. Odds and ends.
- n. An oddity.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Something remaining over; a thing not reckoned or included; an article belonging to a broken or incomplete set; a remnant; a trifle; an odd thing or job: usually in the plural.
- n. Something left over, such as a piece of cloth; a remnant or offcut.
- n. Something unusual, an oddity.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Printing) An odd thing, or one that is left over, disconnected, fragmentary, or the like; something that is separated or disconnected from its fellows Any separate small part or page in a book, other than the text, such as the title page, contents, etc.
- n. A piece of cloth that is left over after the rest has been used or sold.
- n. Something unusual, and perhaps worthy of collecting.
- n. Odds and ends; a motley assortment of things.
- n. something unusual -- perhaps worthy of collecting
- n. a piece of cloth that is left over after the rest has been used or sold
“Long craft were brought from the caves laden with every kind of oddment, iron kettles, anvils, transmitters, birdcages, treasure, and dark figures hauled them out through the surf.”
“I believe he expected me to give him a receipt in round hundreds and take the "oddment," as we call it in”
“Then there are houses where the people employed in the paper-works lodge, a recently-acquired home for the better class of men, which was once a mansion of the De Clifford family, and afterwards a hospital, and a store where every kind of oddment is sold by Dutch auction.”
“One thinker that is deftly oddment about most of them is that each is as dumb and stupid as the next”
“If you see an oddment available, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and put the title of the painting you want in the subject line.”
“Mrs. Babbit would bring a pot of the "Soup of the Day" from the adjoining diner for the maids to enjoy with whatever oddment they had brought from home to eat.”
“While puzzling over this funereal oddment, the movement of something overhead pulls his focus.”
“He suddenly remembered Dumbledore's idea of a few words: 'nitwit', 'oddment', 'blubber' and 'tweak 1, and again, had to suppress a grin ... what was the matter with him?”
“This section was an oddment, which General Clayton had seen in”
“And instead of saying "I would like to say a few words: Nitwit! blubber! oddment! tweak!”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘oddment’.
The stranger, the better.
I enjoy collecting words, for I have no fear of them ever running out.
A somewhat discriminatory list of words and phrases collected for their euphonic or arcane appeal, interesting etymology, or concise definition of an otherwise unnamed phenomenon or concept.
Oddments culled from my "main" lists that belong in a display cabinet of their own, plus sundry other curiosities. :-)
Things of a vestigial nature.
Words I come across for the first time.
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