from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun plural Miscellaneous items, remnants, or pieces.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun idiomatic Miscellaneous things.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a motley assortment of things


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From an dialectal corruption of ords and ends ("points and endings" or "beginnings and ends"). More at ord, end.


    Sorry, no example sentences found.


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • Someone in my department created a common drive folder titled "Odds and Ins." I chuckled. What word is used to describe those misinterpretations? I find them so very entertaining.

    July 11, 2011

  • Eggcorn.

    July 12, 2011