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or or·row

[awr-uh, or-uh]
adjective Scot.
  1. not regular or scheduled; odd: orra work.
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Origin of orra

First recorded in 1720–30; origin uncertain
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Historical Examples of orra

  • Lou and the two little girls, Arta and Orra, rode in an open phaeton.

    Last of the Great Scouts

    Helen Cody Wetmore

  • MY brother was again bereaved in 1880 by the death of his little daughter Orra.

    Last of the Great Scouts

    Helen Cody Wetmore

  • As I can come at any orra time now I think I'll be stepping.

    What Every Woman Knows

    James M. Barrie

  • Sanders was little better than an "orra man," and Sam'l was a weaver, and yet—— But it was too late now.

    Auld Licht Idylls

    J. M. Barrie

  • Na, naething confuses me, unless it be a screed o' drink at an orra time.

British Dictionary definitions for orra


adjective Scot
  1. odd or unmatched; supernumerary
  2. occasional or miscellaneous
  3. orra man or orraman an odd-jobman
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Word Origin for orra

C18: of unknown origin
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