[ od-muh nt ]
/ ˈɒd mənt /


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.

Nearby words

  1. oddfellow,
  2. oddish,
  3. odditorium,
  4. oddity,
  5. oddly,
  6. oddments,
  7. oddness,
  8. odds,
  9. odds and ends,
  10. odds and sods

Origin of oddment

First recorded in 1790–1800; odd + -ment

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British Dictionary definitions for oddments


/ (ˈɒdmənt) /


(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.

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