adjective, odd·er, odd·est.
- a stroke more than the opponent has played.
- British.a stroke taken from a player's total score for a hole in order to give him or her odds.
Origin of odd
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Related Words for odderdifferent, atypical, avant-garde, bizarre, character, crazy, curious, deviant, eccentric, erratic, exceptional, extraordinary, fantastic, flaky, freak, freakish, funny, idiosyncratic, irregular, kinky
Examples from the Web for odder
Contemporary Examples of odder
But the odder reference in the statement is to the “diplomats and legal advisers from WikiLeaks.”As WikiLeaks Takes on the Roles of a State, America Must Treat It as One
June 24, 2013
Historical Examples of odder
Intrigued by his odd words and odder manner, she took the folded sheet.Scaramouche
An odder pair of sponsors he could not have found had he been at pains to choose them so.The Lion's Skin
This was the odder as the year was 1913, and he was exactly thirty.Bird of Paradise
Ah, but it's odder still that she knows yours, for I perceive it is directed to you by name.Vice Versa
That was odder still; for of all animals in the world it least required it.The Gorilla Hunters
- not divisible by two
- represented or indicated by a number that is not divisible by twographs are on odd pages Compare even 1 (def. 7)
- one stroke more than the score of one's opponent
- an advantage or handicap of one stroke added to or taken away from a player's score
Word Origin for odd
c.1300, "constituting a unit in excess of an even number," from Old Norse oddi "third or additional number," as in odda-maðr "third man, odd man (who gives the casting vote)," odda-tala "odd number." The literal meaning of Old Norse oddi is "point of land, angle" (related via notion of "triangle" to oddr "point of a weapon"); from Proto-Germanic *uzdaz "pointed upward" (cf. Old English ord "point of a weapon, spear, source, beginning," Old Frisian ord "point, place," Dutch oord "place, region," Old High German ort "point, angle," German Ort "place"), from PIE *uzdho- (cf. Lithuanian us-nis "thistle"). None of the other languages, however, shows the Old Norse development from "point" to "third number." Used from late 14c. to indicate a surplus over any given sum.
Sense of "strange, peculiar" first attested 1580s from notion of "odd one out, unpaired one of three" (attested earlier, c.1400, as "singular" in a positive sense of "renowned, rare, choice"). Odd job (c.1770) is so called from notion of "not regular." Odd lot "incomplete or random set" is from 1897. The international order of Odd Fellows began as local social clubs in England, late 18c., with Masonic-type trappings; formally organized 1813 in Manchester.