[ suhn-dree ]
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  1. various or diverse: sundry persons.

Idioms about sundry

  1. 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, adverb
  • sun·dri·ness, noun

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How to use sundry in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for sundry


/ (ˈsʌndrɪ) /

  1. several or various; miscellaneous

  1. all and sundry all the various people, individually and collectively

nounplural -dries
  1. (plural) miscellaneous unspecified items

  2. also called: extra Australian cricket a run not scored from the bat, such as a wide, no-ball, bye, or leg bye

Origin of 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


see all and sundry.

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