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Odd Fellow

or Oddfellow

a member of a social and benevolent society that originated in England in the 18th century.
Origin of Odd Fellow
First recorded in 1785-95
Related forms
Oddfellowship, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • "You're an Odd Fellow, Madden," laughed Caradoc, getting slowly out of his chair and stretching his arms.

    The Cruise of the Dry Dock T. S. Stribling
  • Goujet was an Odd Fellow, proposing to elope, just the way it happens in novels.

    L'Assommoir Emile Zola
  • He was a handsome man, a forcible speaker, a prominent politician and Odd Fellow, and a member of Congress in 1855.

  • I was much impressed with this Odd Fellow, whom I perceived to be an original.

  • He had been at Oxford with the late Archibald Rennes, an Odd Fellow but high-minded.

    Robert Orange John Oliver Hobbes
  • Peter was an Odd Fellow; he was ten years too old for the child.

    Sisters Kathleen Norris
  • Anne is rather an Odd Fellow, but very amusing, and Frederica is very pleasant.

    Miss Eden's Letters Emily Eden
  • Odd Fellow,” returned the big man, then asked, “Pall-bearer?

    In the Heart of a Fool William Allen White
  • Can't afford it, my dear; to be an Odd Fellow costs like thunder!

    The Co-Citizens Corra Harris
  • He has the distinction of being the first Odd Fellow initiated in Minnesota.

    Fifty Years In The Northwest William Henry Carman Folsom

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