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sundry

[ suhn-dree ]
/ ˈsʌn dri /
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adjective
various or diverse: sundry persons.
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Idioms about sundry

    all and sundry, everybody, collectively and individually: Free samples were given to all and sundry.

Origin of sundry

before 900; Middle English; Old English syndrig private, separate, equivalent to syndr- (mutated form of sundorasunder) + -ig-y1; akin to sunder

OTHER WORDS FROM sundry

sun·dri·ly, adverbsun·dri·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for sundry

sundry
/ (ˈsʌndrɪ) /

determiner
several or various; miscellaneous
pronoun
all and sundry all the various people, individually and collectively
noun plural -dries
(plural) miscellaneous unspecified items
also called: extra Australian cricket a run not scored from the bat, such as a wide, no-ball, bye, or leg bye

Word Origin for sundry

Old English syndrig separate; related to Old High German suntarīg; see sunder, -y 1
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Other Idioms and Phrases with sundry

sundry

see all and sundry.

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