- a member of a social and benevolent society that originated in England in the 18th century.
Origin of Odd Fellow
First recorded in 1785–95
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He is an Oddfellow, and that talismanic word is all sufficient.
But the man was an "Oddfellow," and his subscription was nine shillings a quarter, or eightpence halfpenny a week.Change in the Village
(AKA George Bourne) George Sturt
- 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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