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plural noun
  1. 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
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Examples from the Web for sundries

Historical Examples

  • Each member is allowed to draw for mileage, per diem, and ‘sundries.’

    The Clansman

    Thomas Dixon

  • Besides, this is to cover all the sundries you cannot charge as household expenses.


    Charlotte M. Yonge

  • 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

  • It consisted of some fifty animals laden with medicines, musk, and sundries.

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

Word Origin and History for sundries


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

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