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.
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Contemporary Examples of oddly
But throughout all this, Malone describe herself as “oddly responsible,” wanting to help her moms pay the bills as young as 10.Jena Malone’s Long, Strange Trip From Homelessness to Hollywood Stardom
December 22, 2014
Oddly you nurture it, it is part of you, and inescapably part of your past, present, and future.Grief: The Real Monster in The Babadook
December 19, 2014
It so oddly equates to our film, and the cultural moment we were in in 1965.Ava DuVernay on ‘Selma,’ the Racist Sony Emails, and Making Golden Globes History
December 15, 2014
There was only one phone left and when it would ring, the bell would echo, oddly, off the walls.
He'd kept the few offices at the front of the bungalow, now oddly barren.
Historical Examples of oddly
It was out of this anger, oddly enough, that the memory of the girl came to him.Way of the Lawless
And I cannot tell what turn my mind had taken to dictate so oddly to my pen.Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
Oddly enough, the last person to see her before she left was Harriet Kennedy.
But when she learned that K. was upstairs, oddly enough, she did not go up at once.
Oddly enough, the shock of recognition brought him to his senses,—temporarily.The Black Bag
Louis Joseph Vance
- 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.