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.
Origin of odd
SYNONYMS FOR odd
Related formsodd·ly, adverbodd·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for oddness
A novel that highlights the oddness and distinct challenges that come along with being a modern, thinking person.
Her oddness might be an effort to make Sue seem more grounded.
The most notable characteristic of the young clergyman's appearance was his outer guilelessness and the oddness of his face.The Battle Of The Strong, Complete|Gilbert Parker
At first he did not seem more than ordinarily surprised to see me; it was only after a moment that the oddness struck him.In Accordance with the Evidence|Oliver Onions
The oddness of the incident impressed it indelibly on my mind.The Retrospect|Ada Cambridge
This may look like oddness in me, but it iz mi sentiments enny how.The Complete Works of Josh Billings|Henry W. Shaw
And the oddness of her manner as she greeted them only confirmed the old man's prejudice against her.The Marriage of William Ashe|Mrs. Humphry Ward
British Dictionary definitions for oddness
- 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