verb (used without object), odd-jobbed, odd-job·bing.

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
Related formsodd jobber, odd-job·ber, noun
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Related Words for odd-job

chore, exercise, labor, stint, task

Examples from the Web for odd-job

Historical Examples of 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.

    The Gay Adventure

    Richard Bird

  • "Lots," replied the odd-job man, pressing closer to the hedge.

    The Gay Adventure

    Richard Bird

  • The odd-job man mildly whispered the equivalent of "How very annoying!"

    The Gay Adventure

    Richard Bird

  • They become villa parasites and odd-job men, and grow basely rich and buy gramophones.