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Odd Fellow

or Odd·fel·low

  1. 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
Related formsOdd·fel·low·ship, noun
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Examples from the Web for oddfellow

Historical Examples

  • He is an Oddfellow, and that talismanic word is all sufficient.

    The Story of the Great Fire in St. John, N.B., June 20th, 1877

    George Stewart

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for oddfellow


  1. 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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