[od-muh nt]


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

First recorded in 1790–1800; odd + -ment
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(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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