[et-set-er-uh, ‐se-truh]

noun, plural et·cet·er·as.

a number of other things or persons unspecified.
etceteras, extras or sundries.


Origin of etcetera

First recorded in 1375–1425; noun use of et cetera Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for etceteras

Historical Examples of etceteras

  • There is only half of me here—the etceteras are in the family vault in Scotland.

    A Book of Ghosts

    Sabine Baring-Gould

  • I can tell you where to get your clothes, and the best place for all the etceteras.

    The Malefactor

    E. Phillips Oppenheim

  • Queen Elizabeths physician in ordinary received one hundred pounds per annum and perquisites—sustenance, wine, wax, and etceteras.

  • The passage to London, with etceteras, including an unconscionable steward's-fee, amounted to nearly three pounds more.

  • So away we went, I in a small boat with a few boys, the others in another boat with the etceteras.

    West African studies

    Mary Henrietta Kingsley

British Dictionary definitions for etceteras


pl n

miscellaneous extra things or persons
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