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[suhn-dreez] /ˈsʌn driz/
plural noun
sundry things or items, especially small, miscellaneous items of little value.
Compare notion (def 6).
Origin of sundries
First recorded in 1805-15; noun plural use of sundry Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Enter Nathaniel, from the upper house, with a message for sundries; and black Thomas's daughter, for sundries.

    Abigail Adams and Her Times Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards
  • Each member is allowed to draw for mileage, per diem, and ‘sundries.’

    The Clansman Thomas Dixon
  • The total to my own bag was 674 brace of grouse, and 48½ brace of sundries.

  • In addition to this, she must have 600 quarterly for sundries not to be accounted for.

    The Birth of the Nation Mrs. Roger A. Pryor
  • From New Years on he is going to put me in entire charge of the sundries dept. and what do you think is going to be my salary?

    Alice Adams Booth Tarkington
  • She was from Shanghae, and bound to Chin-kiang with a cargo of sundries and opium.

    Ti-Ping Tien-Kwoh Augustus F. Lindley
  • Besides, this is to cover all the sundries you cannot charge as household expenses.

    Heartsease Charlotte M. Yonge
  • In our Summary all "sundries" shown in the budgets are included.

    Report on the Cost of Living in Ireland Ministry of Economic Affairs
  • There would be little or nothing to shoot, a few cock birds to pick out of the broods and some sundries, of course.

  • My dictionary does not enlighten me on the subject of "sundries."

    John Bull, Junior Max O'Rell
Word Origin and History for sundries

1755, plural of sundry (adj.) used as a noun.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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