- to work at a series of unrelated or unspecialized jobs, often of a low-paying or menial nature.
Origin of odd-job
First recorded in 1855–60
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Examples from the Web for odd-job
Two days he'd paint, and two days he'd odd-job, and two days he'd fish.Mrs. Tree's Will
Laura E. Richards
Tony went to cleanse his hands, leaving the odd-job man chuckling.
"Lots," replied the odd-job man, pressing closer to the hedge.
The odd-job man mildly whispered the equivalent of "How very annoying!"
They become villa parasites and odd-job men, and grow basely rich and buy gramophones.Mr. Britling Sees It Through
H. G. Wells