- an odd article, bit, remnant, or the like.
- an article belonging to a broken or incomplete set.
- Printing. any individual portion of a book excluding the text, as the frontispiece or index.
Origin of oddment
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Related Wordsrest, melee, litter, debris, jumble, remains, remainder, motley, potpourri, rummage, leavings, hodgepodge, etcetera, rubbish, assortment, mishmash, refuse, patchwork, sundries, medley
Examples from the Web for oddments
"Here are some oddments of magic that may prove their usefulness," he remarked.Mr. Wicker's Window
Then the books and oddments will come to you, and the money will go to David.Sonia Between two Worlds
Something shifted, the oddments of woman-flesh shredded from her.Shock Treatment
There were filthy bandages and other oddments about the floors.A Prisoner in Turkey
Just before leaving, however, I watched a wonderfully tasty hash being compounded with oddments of rabbit and banana flour.
- (often plural) an odd piece or thing; leftover
- (plural) NZ pieces of wool, such as belly wool or neck wool, removed from a fleece and sold separately
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Word Origin and History for oddments
1780, a hybrid with a Latin suffix on a Germanic word, from odd (q.v.), on model of fragments. Related: Oddment.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper