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Odd Fellow

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noun

a member of a social and benevolent society that originated in England in the 18th century.

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Origin of Odd Fellow

First recorded in 1785–95
Odd·fel·low·ship, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for Odd Fellow

Oddfellow
/ (ˈɒdˌfɛləʊ) /

noun

a member of the Independent Order of Oddfellows, a secret benevolent and fraternal association founded in England in the 18th century
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